Development of Aromatic Image Map and Evaluation of Aromatic Oil Based on Brain Wave

Abstract

The effect of fragrances on drivers has been examined, in order to optimize driver’s condition during driving. A map that can clearly show the positioning of various fragrances is created as an initial step of this research and development. Sensory evaluation data of 12 kinds of fragrance samples, which are tested on 64 subjects, are used for the creation of this map. The “Aromatic Image Map” can be used to confirm the distribution of the characteristics and the subjects’ preferences for each fragrance. Furthermore, the validity of the “Aromatic Image Map” is inspected experimentally, based on the difference in recovery from stress among the fragrances. Six subjects participate in the experiment, and the four kinds of fragrances that stand at the specific positions on the “Aromatic Image Map” are used. As a result, this enables us to inspect the validity of the position of each fragrance on “Aromatic Image Map”.

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Arakawa, T. , Kobayashi, M. and Matsuo, N. (2015) Development of Aromatic Image Map and Evaluation of Aromatic Oil Based on Brain Wave. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 3, 36-48. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2015.35005.

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