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Rail freight vibration impacts sleep and community response: An overview of CargoVibes

Författare och institution:
Kerstin Persson Waye (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa); Sabine Janssen (-); David Waddington (-); Witold Groll (-); Ilona Croy (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, enheten för arbets-och miljömedicin); Oscar Hammar (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, enheten för arbets-och miljömedicin); Arnold Koopman (-); Andy Moorhouse (-); Eulalia Peris (-); Calum Sharp (-); Gennaro Sica (-); Michael Smith (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa); Henk Vos (-); James Woodcock (-); Mikael Ögren (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa)
Publicerad i:
ICBEN 2014, the 11th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. Nara, Japan, 2014 June 1 to June 5,
Konferensbidrag, poster
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The European Union funded CargoVibes project involving 10 partners from 8 nations has aimed to examine ground-borne vibration affecting residents close to freight railway lines. This poster presents an overview of the work package investigating human response to vibration, with particular focus on physiological and psychological impact on sleep, community annoyance and the development of guidance in evaluating response. The effects of vibration on sleep were measured in a series of laboratory trials at the University of Gothenburg. Existing field studies of community response were supplemented with further field work in the Netherlands and Poland, and a meta-analysis conducted to determine dose-response relationships for railway vibration. Numerous outcomes of vibration exposure were found, with physiological markers such as greater heart rate response and cortical reactions during sleep, and annoyance and sleep disturbance increasing with higher vibration amplitudes. A guidance document considering current state of the art regarding vibration measurement and assessment was produced pertaining to human perception, evaluation methods, annoyance, sleep impacts, and non-exposure factors. The outcomes of this work represent a significant advance in the understanding of the human response to railway vibration and a step towards a much needed harmonisation of assessment methods. The findings presented in this poster highlight the importance of considering environmental vibration in the planning, construction, and maintenance of railways in residential environments.
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Posten skapad:
2014-05-09 12:07
Posten ändrad:
2014-06-17 14:00

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