A Preliminary Experiment on the Evaluation of Aroma Effects Using Biological Signals

Runqing Zhang, Chen Feng, Peeraya Sripian, Midori Sugaya

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Abstract

Aromatherapy is a natural way of healing a person’s mind and body. The essential oils involved in aromatherapy are highly concentrated essences extracted from the plants through the process of the distillation. Each oil produces a predictable and reproducible effect on the user when its aroma is inhaled. There have been lots of researches that confirm the effects of inhaling aroma by using biological signals. However, most of these researches, only the heart rate or the pulse signals are used. And, electroencephalograms (EEGs) is rarely used in evaluating the aroma effects. So in order to increase the validity of the reputed effects of the previous research, we consider to use the combination of the EEG signal and the pulse signal to evaluate the effects of the aroma. This work is the preliminary experiment to evaluate the changes in this combination of biological signals after inhaling several aromas. In this work, we found that the aromas can have different effects at the same time in the EEGs and the pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented Cognition. Theoretical and Technological Approaches - 14th International Conference, AC 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsDylan D. Schmorrow, Cali M. Fidopiastis
PublisherSpringer
Pages94-104
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030503529
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2020 Jul 192020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12196 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20/7/1920/7/24

Keywords

  • Aroma
  • EEG
  • Heart rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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