Psychological and physiological response in vehicle under summer condition

Shinichi Yoshimura, Shinichi Tanabe, Yuji Mori, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hajime Oi

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to analyze the effective body part to cool down the whole body under transient and nonuniform environment. A subjective test using car cabin was held to compare human responses. For the first hour, a car was placed in a chamber which created summer condition. Then two subjects were asked to ride in the vehicle, turn on the air conditioner, and vote their thermal sensation and comfort every 2 minutes. Their skin temperatures were measured during the test. As the result, the chest was the most effective body parts to cool. And there was a clear relationship between its skin temperature and thermal feelings. These data will be used as feedback to establish an index of such thermal environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages2807-2812
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume4

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • Physiological and psychological respond
  • Subjective test
  • Thermal sensation and comfort
  • Transient and nonuniform condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Yoshimura, S., Tanabe, S., Mori, Y., Kobayashi, Y., & Oi, H. (2011). Psychological and physiological response in vehicle under summer condition. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 2807-2812). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 4).