February 1, 2010

Fatigue Risks in Constuction

Fatigue is major accident risk factor in construction 29 January 2010 FATIGUE is the number one accident risk factor for construction workers and requires better recognition by occupational health and safety managers, research at the University of Sydney has found. Margaret Chan’s PhD research focused on four high profile oil and gas Sino joint-venture construction […]

November 17, 2009

Music and Memory

Alzheimer’s Disease has more than its share of treatments that fall under the category of “it can’t hurt” in that they may not help too much but they can’t hurt either. Absent significant evidence to the contrary, I include brain games and exercises in this area. But, something called “music therapy” does seem to help […]

October 26, 2009


The railroads are starting to worry about some of the new regulations coming down from the Federal Railroad Association (FRA). The regulators are looking to automatic anti-collision systems. These systems are extremely expensive. Forget the fancy computers, just upgrade operator performance with alertness testing. I have a call in to the FRA.

October 1, 2009

Research Report

Our research report on testing is available as a download on the BLT web site. (Click the “Research Report” above and then select “Research Report” from the list of “BLT Publications”). This report provides background on the development of our software and explains how it was tested. Briefly, we conducted sleep deprivation trials for validity […]

September 22, 2009

Progress with the Academy

My friend and colleague Dr. Wesson Ashford and others have worked for years get this kind of endorsement (see below) from the medical establishment. So congratulations Wes! “I am pleased to report the American Academy of Neurology has agreed to be listed as a supporter of National Memory Screening Day, per the proposal presented to […]

September 17, 2009

Health Reform and Screening

Cognitive screening is gradually rising in public and government consciousness as something that makes sense. It should be done annually after 65. And it should be under user control. This is why at Cogolog we are promoting a system that allows our users to share their data with their doctors when and if they wish […]

May 26, 2009

Half Way to Goa

From the Times of India (24 May 09): “An Air India Jaipur-Mumbai flight flew well past its destination with both its pilots fatigued and fast asleep in the cockpit. When the pilots were finally woken up by anxious Mumbai air traffic controllers, the plane was about half way to Goa. “This nap in the sky […]

May 14, 2009

Tragedy in Buffalo

From the voice recordings of cockpit conversations we can begin to understand the circumstances surrounding the tragic end of Continental Flight 3407 in Buffalo, NY on Feb 12, 2009. The pilots apparently neglected to monitor their falling airspeed. Ice was evident on the windshield. Then there was a stall warning. Captain Renslow may have misinterpred […]

May 5, 2009

In Iraq

Some years ago we were called upon to submit a plan for the use of our technology by the Army Tank Corps. Tanks travel fast and in the hands of a fatigued/impaired driver can be deadly. We need to dust that concept off again. “WASHINGTON – The 130,000 American troops serving in Iraq are more […]

March 31, 2009

Fatigue Management Conference in Boston

I am at the International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations. Anneke Heitmann has just presented the results of our three year study of sleep deprivation and alertness testing. Audience interest and participation was very good. Our booth in the exhibits room has attracted numerous interested parties from a great many different industries. We […]