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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.704955

EFFECTIVENESS OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN MANAGING FATIGUE: BALERT APP Provisionally accepted The final, formatted version of the article will be published soon. Notify me

 Ricardo De La Vega1*, Héctor Anabalón2,  Cristian Jara2,  Eduardo Villamil-Cabello3, Miguel Chervellino2 and Álvaro Calvo-Rodríguez4
  • 1Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2AlertPlus, Chile
  • 3Escuela Universitaria Don Bosco, Spain
  • 4University of A Coruña, Spain

The performance of professional tasks with a high cognitive, emotional, and even physiological demand, can cause a state of mental fatigue, which implies attentional alterations, greater errors in the tasks performed and a decrease in personal and work productivity caused by a deterioration of the cognitive control processes. The present study presents a mobile phone application named BAlert that allows monitoring and controlling the body's fatigue processes based on the scores obtained in the Stroop effect and the heart rate variability. A pilot study has been carried out with a sample of 63 adults who have used the application a total of 942 times. The results allow us to classify the subjects, by logistic regression analysis, in their fatigue levels in 74% of the occasions. These results highlight the importance of this mobile application to control work fatigue processes in different possible scenarios (military, health, sports, business, etc).

Keywords: Mental Fatigue, Heart rate variability, Stroop, laboral fatigue, APP

Received: 04 May 2021; Accepted: 10 Jun 2021.

Copyright: © 2021 De La Vega, Anabalón, Jara, Villamil-Cabello, Chervellino and Calvo-Rodríguez. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Ricardo De La Vega, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, delavegaricardo@hotmail.com