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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014|
|Subtitle of host publication||Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World|
|Editors||Fergus Nicol, Susan Roaf, Luisa Brotas, Michael A. Humphreys|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||8th Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World - Windsor, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2014 Apr 10 → 2014 Apr 13
|Name||Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World|
|Conference||8th Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World|
|Period||14/4/10 → 14/4/13|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by Mid-career Researcher Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) (NRF-2013R1A2A2A01068823).
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- Computer Science (miscellaneous)