Mechanisms of Safety Risk Consciousness as Reflected in Brain and Eye Activities: A Conceptual Study

  • Rita Yi Man LiEmail author


Colour perception problems can impair the ability to recognise various construction safety risks on sites, while the awareness of safety signage may be affected by semiotics. This chapter first provides a review of the causes of construction accidents; this is followed by a study on the implication of colour on safety risk awareness and the impact of semiotics for safety signage. It proposes the application of mouse tracking, eye tracking, EEG and Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for studying hazard identifications made by workers.


Eye tracking Semiotics Construction safety Integrated information theory Construction hazard visualisation Electroencephalogram Functional near-infrared spectroscopy Augmented reality Mixed reality 



This chapter is an extended and revised version of the paper published Li, Rita Yi Man, Tat Ho Leung and Tommy Au (2018) Biometrics analysis on construction workers’ hazard awareness, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 365, pp. 1–7.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and FinanceHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina

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