The occupants' stress on each PMV condition - Chamber study using brain wave

Yoorim Choi, Yongmin Kim, Chungyoon Chun

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Abstract

This study is designed to investigate the relationship between the thermal comfort environment and stress using brain wave analysis. To achieve this purpose, an experimental approach in a climate chamber based on PMVs was adopted. Environmental factors were set with the PMV scale ranging from -3 to +2. The brain waves of each of the participants (N=7; males) were measured in six conditions, in the PMV order from cold to hot, i.e. one condition per day. The results suggest that the participants felt least stressed under the PMV 0 and most stressed under the PMV -3 and +2. In addition, the stress levels arising from the brain waves varied with time. For an immediate exposure, an order effect was found. Participants felt more stressed in the process of PMV change from 0 to +1, compared to PMV +1 to PMV +2. However, in one hour, they felt most stressed in the hottest environment condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Windsor Conference 2014
Subtitle of host publicationCounting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World
EditorsFergus Nicol, Susan Roaf, Luisa Brotas, Michael A. Humphreys
PublisherNCEUB 2014
Pages653-660
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780992895709
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Apr 102014 Apr 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World

Conference

Conference8th Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period14/4/1014/4/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Choi, Y., Kim, Y., & Chun, C. (2019). The occupants' stress on each PMV condition - Chamber study using brain wave. In F. Nicol, S. Roaf, L. Brotas, & M. A. Humphreys (Eds.), Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World (pp. 653-660). (Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World). NCEUB 2014.