A note on computer analysis of a thermocouple-based respiration signal for assessing human-computer interactive task performance

Joseph Sharit, V. Vishwanathan, Sara J Czaja

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Abstract

This note discusses a procedure for computer analysis of the respiration signal as obtained from a thermocouple transducer. Emphasis is given to: (1) the need for a sensor that is relatively insensitive to movement artifacts; (2) the development of a computer algorithm capable of dealing with the ill-defined character of the respiratory waveform; and (3) a procedure for validating the results of computer analysis. The discussion is within the context of assessing job design of computer-interactive tasks for older persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Task Performance and Analysis
Thermocouples
Respiration
performance
job design
Transducers
Artifacts
artifact
Sensors

Keywords

  • computer analysis
  • impedance techniques
  • mental workload
  • Respiratory measurement
  • thermocouple transducer
  • validation techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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A note on computer analysis of a thermocouple-based respiration signal for assessing human-computer interactive task performance. / Sharit, Joseph; Vishwanathan, V.; Czaja, Sara J.

In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 73-76.

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