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August 2017 Archives

Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn

A proposed rule that would standardize sleep apnea screening requirements was to be withdrawn on Aug. 7. This was according to an announcement issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 4. It would provide objective criteria as to when truck drivers in Georgia and around the country should be subject to lab tests for the condition. It would also provide objective rules for how testing was to be conducted.

Wearable device aims to reduce car accident risk

The use of biometric devices by the general public is nothing new, but most have been centered on person fitness and security. Georgia motorists and their passengers might benefit from the latest application of biometric technology designed to reduce the risk of car accidents. It is called Steer, and it rouses drowsy drivers by delivering a small electric shock.

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