Mental health evaluation using chemical sensor as human-machine interface

Yusuke Tahara, Takayuki Takahashi, Kazunori Takeda, Tasuku Miyoshi, Masaki Yamaguchi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of salivary alpha(α)-amylase activity (sAMY) using a chemical sensor as a mental health index in human for a human-machine interface. Seventy healthy subjects were enrolled (12-13 yr). A General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and a State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were conducted as subjective evaluations; from these the all subjects were divided into two groups; high and low stress. High stress group determined from either GHQ-28 or STAI showed significantly higher sAMY than those in low stress group. Multiple regression analysis using sAMY as the dependent variable was applied between sAMY and both mental health indexes. A relationship was found between the high stress group and the sAMY. These results suggested that sAMY is a useful index for screening of healthy subjects not having any particular mental health disease but at risk of developing severe mental health conditions. The chemical sensor of the sAMY might be a useful method as human-machine interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
Pages447-450
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Jun 23 2009Jun 26 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period6/23/096/26/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tahara, Y., Takahashi, T., Takeda, K., Miyoshi, T., & Yamaguchi, M. (2009). Mental health evaluation using chemical sensor as human-machine interface. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009 (pp. 447-450). [5209593] (2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2009.5209593