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Wakuda, Yuki (Nagoya Univ.), Noda, Akiko (Nagoya Univ.), Sekiyama, Kosuke (Nagoya Univ.), Hasegawa, Yasuhisa (Univ. of Tsukuba), Fukuda, Toshio (Nagoya Univ.)

Biorhythm-Based Awakening Timing Modulation

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Rehabilitation Robotics I" (WeD8), Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 15:28−15:46, Aula 7

2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 10-14 April, 2007, Rome, Italy

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on June 22, 2018

Keywords Life Sciences: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Health Care, Ubiquitous Robotics, Medical Robots and Systems

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to control human biological rhythm and life cycle by optimization of awakening timing. We developed a wearable interface for controlling awakening time named "BRAC (Biological Rhythm based Awakening timing Controller)". BRAC could estimate bio-rhythm by pulse wave from finger tip and send awake signal to user. An ordinary alarm clock operates according to set times that have to be set in advance. However, humans have a rhythm in their sleep, which affects one's sleep depth and wake-up timing. We consider the simplest way to control or reset human's bio-rhythm or life style is to optimize the awakening timing and the sleeping hours. We examined the relationship between controlling awakening timing based on autonomous nerve rhythm and equilibrium function.Our fingings suggest indicate that the prototype "BRAC" could evaluate user's biological rhythm and awakes user at the time optimized for physical function of equilibrium.

 

 

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