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Influence of Illuminance on Sleep Onset Latency in IoT Based Lighting System Environment

  • The exposure to the light has a great influence on human beings in their everyday life. Various lighting sources produce light that reaches the human eye and influences a rhythmic release of melatonin hormone, that is a sleep promoting factor. Since the development of new technologies provides more control over illuminance, this work uses an IoT based lighting system to set up dim and bright scenarios. A small study has been performed on the influence of illuminance on sleep latency. The system consists of different light bulbs, sensors and a central bridge which are interconnected like a mesh network. Also, a mobile app has been developed, that allows to adjust the lighting in various rooms. With the help of a ferro-electret sensor, like applied in sleep monitoring systems, a subject’s sleep was monitored. The sensor is placed below the mattress and it collects data, which is stored and processed in a cloud or in other alternative locations. The research was conducted on healthy young subjects after being previously exposed to the preconfigured illuminance for at least three hours before bedtime. The results indicate correlation between sleep onset latency and exposure to different illuminance before bedtime. In a dimmed environment, the subject fell asleep in average 28% faster compared to the brighter environment.

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Author:Mislav Jurić, Maksym GaidukORCiD, Ralf SeepoldORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 7th International Work-Conference (IWBBIO 2019), May 8-10, 2019, Granada, Spain, Proceedings, Part I (Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics ; 11465)
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2019
Release Date:2019/05/22
Tag:Sleep latency; Ambient assisted living; Illuminance; Sleep quality
First Page:429
Last Page:438
Institutes:Fakultät Informatik
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (English):License LogoLizenzbedingungen Springer