Estimation of uncomfortable feeling based on observation of unconscious behavior of residents for homeostasis control

Mami Takase, Akira Mita

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Abstract

Aging society and development of technology has led to people's stronger demand for a safe and energy-saving life. Along with this background, a research called "Biofication of Living Spaces" has been in progress to create safe and comfortable spaces for each person, by taking in the abilities of living things. Physiological adaption is one important feature of living things. Living things are able to regulate their internal environment and maintain a stable condition. This is called homeostasis. We proposed a way to make human as a controller and a sensor in the homeostasis control of architectural spaces. Instead of a hormone, an uncomfortable feeling is captured as a control signal in the system, and for this research, we chose the sleepiness of a person in the situation of meetings as the signal. In order to generate a person become a sensor or a controller, the space itself needs to automatically capture the person's unconscious movements. In this research, we focused on acquiring unconscious behavior of a person using Kinect and electroencephalograph as calibration. The objective of this research is to recognize a person's sleepiness as an uncomfortable feeling during meetings and to propose the method using Kinect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 122012 Mar 15

Other

OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period12/3/1212/3/15

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Keywords

  • Biofication of living spaces
  • Electroencephalograph
  • Homeostasis control
  • Kinect
  • Sleepiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Takase, M., & Mita, A. (2012). Estimation of uncomfortable feeling based on observation of unconscious behavior of residents for homeostasis control. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8345). [83452S] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.915015