Fatigue assessment by blink detected with attachable optical sensors of dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells

Ryogo Horiuchi, Tomohito Ogasawara, Norihisa Miki

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This paper demonstrates fatigue assessment based on eye blinks that are detected by dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells. In particular, the sensors were attached to the temple of eyeglasses and positioned at the lateral side of the eye. They are wearable, did not majorly disturb the user's eyesight, and detected the position of the eyelid or the eye state. The optimal location of the sensor was experimentally investigated by evaluating the detection accuracy of blinks. We conducted fatigue assessment experiments using the developed wearable system, or smart glasses. Several parameters, including the frequency, duration, and velocity of eye blinks, were extracted as fatigue indices. Successful fatigue assessment by the proposed system will be of great benefit for maximizing performance and maintenance of physical/mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number310
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 20



  • Blink
  • Dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells
  • Fatigue
  • Micro/nano technology
  • Microfabrication
  • Sensors
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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