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Evaluation of the Effect of Intermittent Mental Work-Load by Nasal Skin Temperature
D - Abstracts of IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems (Japanese Edition) Vol.J93-D No.4 pp.535-543
Publication Date: 2010/04/01
Online ISSN: 1881-0225
Print ISSN: 1880-4535
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
nasal skin temperature,
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Recently, with explosive development on the information technology, the work environment has been drastically changed. Under such a highly sophisticated information society, workers are engaged in mental work-Load (MWL) with computers more and more frequently than ever before. It, therefore, is quite important to evaluate and manage such a MWL. This paper was aimed at evaluating MWL with psycho-physiological indices. Especially, we focused on the intermittent type of MWL, which is assumed as a predisposing factor of various somatic and mental disorders. In the experiment, we introduced a facial skin thermo image comparing with conventional physiological indices, such as electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG). As a result, the facial skin image was suggested to be a useful tool for evaluating such an intermittent type of MWL.