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Inspectio Research Institute

The Inspectio Research Institute is the go-to-partner with human-factors questions in mind.

Since its foundation in the year 2013 as a spin-off of the TU Braunschweig, the Inspectio Research Institute has established itself as the research institution with human factors questions  in mind. Our slogan “ Understanding human behavior“ forms the pillar of our work. As psychologists, we believe that the way to do so is, by including the driver into the development of driving and driver assistance systems. Methods to investigate the drivers‘ role whilst driving with assistance systems, build upon cognitive and information processing models deeply rooted in the psychological sciences. So far, our research has led us to investigate situational awareness (Endsley, 1988), workload (NASA-TLX ) and the effect of automation on drivers‘ states in real and simulated environments (fatigue, well-being, distraction, …).Part of our expertise lies in the analysis of drivers‘ gaze behavior. The gaze behavior is a proxy measurement for many cognitive functions, such as fatigue and workload, and probably the best method to study distraction behind the steering wheel.

In 2016, Inspectio acquired an EEG (Electroencephalogram) and ECG (Electrocardiogram) in order to expand the insights into human behavior on the road.

On the European level, the Inspectio Research Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Klaus Reinprecht, has participated in various calls to mitigate driver related causes of accidents. As such Inspectio played crucial roles in the data collection and analysis of Big Data (e.g. field operational test drives).

Currently, Inspectio is investigated in the preparation of a proposal for an ECSEL Call by the European Commission.

In order to maintain the highest quality of our work outputs, we adhere to the ISO Standard 9001:2015.