Changes and differences in mental status of nurses: Using mind monitoring system by voice

Takumi Iwaasa, Yasuyuki Yamada, Yasuyuki Hochi, Yuki Mizuno, Emiko Togashi, Hidenori Hayashi, Aya Okada, Motoki Mizuno

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the changes and differences in mental activity status of nurses at a university hospital in Japan. We adopted the technology to monitor mind status by voice inputted from apps on iPhone and Android smartphones, which was developed by the members of the Center of Innovation (COI) of the University of Tokyo. The technology shows the long-term/short-term tendency of mind status, calculating emotional components contained in voice cord, feature of voice, and fluctuation pattern, which cannot be manipulated by person itself, involuntary reaction. After informed consent, we delivered apps implemented the technology to 33 nurses (male = 4, female = 29) belonging to the surgical ward of the university hospital in Tokyo and requested the participants to input their voices at the beginning and end of work shift for 14 days. We evaluated generation and age differences in mental activity status and changes between the beginning and end of work periods, between the day before a holiday and after a holiday, and between 16-h night shifts and day shifts. This study suggests the possibility of viewing mental activity status from voice noninvasively and supports the creation of healthy workplaces by predicting mental disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics
EditorsAtsuo Murata, Richard H.M. Goossens
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages424-429
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030201449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 242019 Jul 28

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume970
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period19/7/2419/7/28

Keywords

  • Mental Activity
  • Mind Monitoring System
  • Vitality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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