Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment

Naoe Nishihara, Shinichi Tanabe

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    Abstract

    It is difficult to evaluate the effect of indoor environmental quality on productivity by measuring only task performance. In this study, the monitoring of cerebral blood flow during task by Near Infrared Spectroscopy is introduced as one of the objective evaluation methods of workers' human response that are factors affecting task performance. The results of three subjective experiments showed that monitoring cerebral blood flow can be applied to evaluation of mental demand level they need to do tasks. The higher mental demand was required, the more the left side of Atotal hemoglobin concentration became. The results of the subjective experiments in moderately hot environment show that the mental demand level to maintain their task performance was higher in hotter environment than that in thermal neutral environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
    Pages655-662
    Number of pages8
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai
    Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

    Other

    Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
    CitySendai
    Period07/10/2807/10/31

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    Blood
    Productivity
    Near infrared spectroscopy
    Monitoring
    Hemoglobin
    Experiments
    Hot Temperature

    Keywords

    • Cerebral blood flow
    • Mental demand level, task performance
    • Productivity
    • Thermal environment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

    Cite this

    Nishihara, N., & Tanabe, S. (2007). Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment. In IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment (Vol. 2, pp. 655-662)

    Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment. / Nishihara, Naoe; Tanabe, Shinichi.

    IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2 2007. p. 655-662.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Nishihara, N & Tanabe, S 2007, Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment. in IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. vol. 2, pp. 655-662, 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007, Sendai, 07/10/28.
    Nishihara N, Tanabe S. Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment. In IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2. 2007. p. 655-662
    Nishihara, Naoe ; Tanabe, Shinichi. / Monitoring cerebral blood flow for objective evaluation of relationship productivity and thermal environment. IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2 2007. pp. 655-662
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