Evaluation of Comfortability in walking on street space with physiological indices

Conversion to the walkable urban structure where people can move without depending on automobiles is required under the social background such as advance of aging society and health issues. Safe and comfortable pedestrian space should be important factor for that purpose. The purpose of this study is to evaluate comfortability in walking on street spaces based on not only subjective evaluation but also objective evaluation through walking experiment and video experiment. Comfortability on streets spaces was evaluated with physiological indices such as brain waves and heart rates measure as well as questionnaire. Correlation analysis with the results of subjective evaluation, objective evaluation including individual heart rate and the external factors were conducted. The results show that traffic density and width sidewalk as external factors of pedestrian space were statistically related to the comfortability on the both subjective and objective evaluations.


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  • Accession Number: 01675545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2018 9:12AM