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JRM Vol.22 No.1 pp. 76-81
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0076
(2010)

Paper:

Facial-Expression-Based Arousal Evaluation by NST

Hirotoshi Asano and Hideto Ide

Dept. of Electronics Eng. Col. of Sci. and Eng., Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8558, Japan

Received:
May 11, 2009
Accepted:
November 9, 2009
Published:
February 20, 2010
Keywords:
facial-expression, facial skin thermal image, thermography, physiological measurement, arousal level
Abstract

Fatigue accumulation and poor attention could cause accidents in situations such as flight control, and automobile operation. This has contributed to international interest in intelligent transport system (ITS) research and development. We evaluated human sleepiness arousal based on facial thermal image analysis, in doing so based on nasal skin temperature for different levels of sleepiness during vehicle driving, we found that nasal skin temperature can replace facialexpression in evaluating sleep transition.

Cite this article as:
Hirotoshi Asano and Hideto Ide, “Facial-Expression-Based Arousal Evaluation by NST,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.22, No.1, pp. 76-81, 2010.
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