Title: Comparison of Thermal Stimulations to Reduce Drowsiness based on Correlation Analysis

Year of Publication: Jul - 2015
Page Numbers: 197-201
Authors: Kiwamu Goto, Hirotoshi Asano, Yasutaka Kajiwara, Shizuka Bando, Tota Mizuno and Akio Nozawa
Conference Name: The International Conference on Electronics and Software Science (ICESS2015)
- Japan


The purpose of this study is to develop a system that inhibits driver’s drowsiness depending on the autonomic nervous system activity. We have tested the system through several experiments. This study seeks to examine correlation between nasal skin temperature and driver’s drowsiness by using cool stimulation and warm stimulation on their skin. As the result of experimentation, it showed that there is high correlation between nasal skin temperature and drowsiness. It is suggested that our method for controlling drowsiness is efficient.