Mieko Ohsuga

Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology,Faculty of Engineering

    Mieko Osage is currently Professor of Department of Robotics. She graduated from Tokyo University with a bachelor's degree in measurement and instrumentation in 1979. She joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and started working at Central Research Laboratory and worked for Advanced Technology R&D Center later as a researcher in the field of human sensing technology and its application.Shejoined the National project on ‘Human Sensory Measurement Application Technology’ for 1990-1998 and received her doctor’s degree in engineering from Tokyo University writing a thesis titled ‘Assessment of mental workload using physiological indices ‘in 1994. Dr. Oh sugamoved to Osaka Institute of Technology as a Professor of Department of Information Media, Faculty of Information Science and Technology in 2002. Her duty is mainly education of graduate and undergraduate students and research partially. She also made effort to start up a new department of biomedical engineering and worked for the department from 2006 until it was divided into two departments, one of which is Robotics. Dr. Osage is currently the president of Human Interface Society in Japan and serves as a member of executive board of Japan Ergonomics Society, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Past, Present, and Future of Driver Monitoring

    I have been working on driver monitoring based on physiological measures for more than thirty years.Our research on driver monitoring in the 1980s focused on preventing the driverfromfalling asleep at the wheel,and we proposed aneasy method to detect drowsinessat an early stage based on blink waveforms. Our recent studies have had a broader scope, and we utilize various measures ofboth the autonomic nervous system, such as heart rate variabilityand respiration,and the central nervous system, such as brain waves, especially event-related potentials. Several topics will be introduced and discussed. Even if automateddrivingisachieved in the near future, the driver remains responsible for safety. Technologies for driver monitoring have become more necessary, and therefore, non-intrusive measurementshave gained a lot of attention


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