Stress Presumption of the Long Driving Using the Facial Thermal Image
Hirotoshi Asano*, Hitoshi Onogaki**, Takumi Muto*,
Syuichi Yokoyama**, and Hideto Ide*
*Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 229-8558, Japan
**Kogakuin University, 1-24-2 Nishi-Shinzyuku, Shinzyuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8677, Japan
There is a close relationship between car accidents and the physiological and psychological states of drivers. Stress may lead to a feeling of fatigue or a decrease in attentiveness. Therefore, it is an important subject from viewpoints such as that of accident prevention to evaluate the mental state of drivers behind the wheel. This research aims at the development of technology that will take quantitative measurements of stress based on facial skin temperature. It is based on the relation between facial skin temperature and changes in mental state. Presumption of stress level of a driver was attempted from the change in temperature pattern of a series of readings.
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