Orihashi, Koyuki Tokushima University
This paper proposes a method to evaluate a sound sleep using an image gathering technique and its analysis techniques. The proposed method consists of three phases; gathered images generation, gathered images analysis and sound sleep evaluation. The gathered images designed to gather sleep postures and their changes are generated at 1 second, 10 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes, 1 hour intervals and all times, respectively. In the gathered image analysis, the gathered images are analyzed by calculating difference values among the gathered images of 10-minute and all times. Then, the sound sleep conditions are evaluated by visual inspection and analysis results. In order to show the effectiveness of the proposed method, we conduct experiments using real movies and their images. In experimental results, we confirm that there were sound sleep conditions, bad sleep conditions and borderline cases by checking subjective evaluation using questionnaire and generated gathered images visually. Moreover, we confirm that the calculated difference values among the gathered images of 10-minute and all times are different between sound sleep and other cases. Furthermore, the analyzed results show that the proposed method was successful in the sleep conditions classifications on four of five subjects. These results suggest that the gathered images analysis method is effective for evaluating whether sleep condition is sound sleep or not. In particular, it is important to calculate the difference values among the gathered images of 10-minute and all times to evaluate sleeping conditions.
Journal of the Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers
The Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers
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