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Wearable activity monitors on crime scene investigators for monitoring geolocation and physiological indicators of stress and fatigue

Morahan, Elizabeth (2018) Wearable activity monitors on crime scene investigators for monitoring geolocation and physiological indicators of stress and fatigue. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Modern consumers have embraced wearable activity monitors, with sales expected to total 340 million units this year, worldwide. Devices can track a user’s location, as well as physiological measures such as heart rate. These functions have been used in various settings, including in elite sports, workplaces and clinical environments, and also have the potential to be applied to crime scene investigation in two ways. Firstly, by utilising satellite positioning functions to monitor the geolocation of personnel, the need for a crime scene entry/exit log may be made redundant as an individual is geotracked throughout the crime scene as the investigation progresses. Secondly, by monitoring physiological metrics which are indicative of stress and fatigue, crime scene teams may be controlled and managed to ensure that investigators avoid fatigue and the subsequent decline in cognitive function. This literature review aims to address the suitability of wearable technology in the above scenarios.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Supervisor(s): Chapman, Brendan
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41475
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