Technical Journal of Advanced Mobility
Online ISSN : 2435-5453
Noise-Induced Stress Assessment ─On the Difference between Questionnaire-Based and EEG Measurement-Based Evaluations─
Susumu HaraYasue MitsukuraHiroko Kamide
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2022 Volume 3 Issue 6 Pages 81-90


In recent years, flying car (urban air mobility, UAM) technologies have been actively studied in Japan and other countries. However, the social acceptability of flying vehicles such as UAM and drones (unmanned aircraft systems, UAS) has not been extensively investigated. Social issues often arise when social acceptance is neglected. Thus, novel issues are expected to arise on the advent of the so-called Aerial Industrial Revolution because of the industrial use of drones and commercialization of flying cars. To overcome these issues, herein, the social acceptability of this revolution was evaluated by two different approaches: sociopsychological evaluation using a questionnaire and real-time evaluation by electroencephalograph (EEG) measurement using a Kansei analyzer. The authors experimentally evaluated the applicability of the Kansei analyzer for various sounds including stationary rotor sound and nonstationary metallic sound in the previous study. Different from such an experiment, this study conducted experiments based on the industrial drone sound with four levels of volume. Subsequently, the difference between the stress levels was investigated using the questionnaire and the Kansei analyzer. The result may impact the formulation of the social acceptability survey methods in future.

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