Prediction of temperature induced office worker's performance during typing task using EEG

Tapsya Nayak, Tinghe Zhang, Zijing Mao, Xiaojing Xu, Daniel J. Pack, Bing Dong, Yufei Huang

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Abstract

Understanding how indoor environment affects office worker's performance and developing methods to predict human performance in changing indoor environment have become highly important research topic bearing significant economic and sociological impact. While past research groups have attempted to find predictors for performance they do not provide satisfactory predictions. We conduct in this paper a study to predict human performance by developing a regression model using neurophysiological signals collected from electroencephalogram (EEG), during simulated office-work tasks under different indoor room temperatures (22°C and 30°C). We found that using brain power spectral densities (PSD) from EEG as predictors provides the higher R2 than predictors using skin temperature or heart rate by approximately over 3 folds. Finally, we showed that the predictor using EEG is more robust than regression models using skin temperature and heart rate. Our work shows the potential of using brain signals to accurately predict human office work performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1684-1687
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period7/11/177/15/17

Keywords

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Human performance
  • Indoor room temperature
  • Office-work tasks
  • Performance prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Nayak, T., Zhang, T., Mao, Z., Xu, X., Pack, D. J., Dong, B., & Huang, Y. (2017). Prediction of temperature induced office worker's performance during typing task using EEG. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 1684-1687). [8037165] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037165