Sleepy watch: Towards predicting daytime sleepiness based on body temperature

Jie Bao, Jiawen Han, Akira Kato, Kai Kunze

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Abstract

Daytime sleepiness, the difficulty to maintain an alert waking state during the day, is a serious problem causing vehicle accidents and adverse effects on well-being, health, and productivity. Our research aims at predicting daytime sleepiness using wearable sensing in everyday life to raise awareness and help people to manage their energy better. This study presents a first exploration of comparing body temperature (wrist, forehead, in-ear) with users alertness, measured over a reaction test: Psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) in 7 participants over 2 days in real-life conditions (168 hours in total). The results indicate a weak correlation between some body temperature measures and the PVT scores for certain subjects. This underlines that unobtrusive on-body temperature sensing can be an interesting modality to understand and explore daytime sleepiness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages9-12
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380768
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 10
Event2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2020 - Virtual, Online, Mexico
Duration: 2020 Sep 122020 Sep 17

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2020
CountryMexico
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/9/1220/9/17

Keywords

  • body temperature
  • daytime sleepiness
  • objective sleepiness
  • wrist temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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