A basic study on the prevention of drowsy driving using the change of neck bending angle and the sitting pressure distribution

Atsuo Murata, Taiga Koriyama, Takehito Hayami

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Abstract

Recently, in Japan, the percentage of the death toll in traffic accidents due to drowsy driving is the most dominant in all death tolls in traffic accidents. Therefore, it is essential for automotive manufacturers to develop a warning system of drowsy driving. A lot of studies are conducted to prevent traffic accident due to drowsy driving, and make an attempt to assess drowsiness by physiological measures such as EEG. However, it is difficult to use such equipment for predicting drowsiness, because it is difficult to equip an automotive cockpit with such equipment due to expensiveness and measurement noise. As more convenient measure used to predict drowsiness, it was examined whether the neck bending angle and the sitting pressure distribution could be used to discriminate the arousal level. The effectiveness of these convenient measures was experimentally assessed. In order to prevent traffic accidents due to drowsy driving, an attempt was made to predict drowsiness (low arousal state) using the change of neck bending angle and sitting pressure distribution. As a result, these measures were found to be useful for evaluating arousal level and predicting arousal level in advance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference, SICE 2012
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Pages274-279
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467322591
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012 - Akita, Japan
Duration: Aug 20 2012Aug 23 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

Other

Other2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012
CountryJapan
CityAkita
Period8/20/128/23/12

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Keywords

  • COP (Center of Pressure)
  • ITS
  • neck bending angle
  • prediction of drowsiness
  • sitting pressure distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Murata, A., Koriyama, T., & Hayami, T. (2012). A basic study on the prevention of drowsy driving using the change of neck bending angle and the sitting pressure distribution. In 2012 Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference, SICE 2012 (pp. 274-279). [6318446] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference). Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE).