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Effect of Static Magnetic Field of Electric Vehicles on Driving Performance and on Neuro-Psychological Cognitive Functions

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Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong, China
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EMC Consortium Limited, Hong Kong, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3382; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183382
Received: 14 August 2019 / Revised: 6 September 2019 / Accepted: 11 September 2019 / Published: 12 September 2019
Human neuropsychological reactions and brain activities when driving electric vehicles (EVs) are considered as an issue for traffic and public safety purposes; this paper examined the effect of the static magnetic field (SMF) derived from EVs. A lane change task was adopted to evaluate the driving performance; and the driving reaction time test and the reaction time test were adopted to evaluate the variation of the neuro-psychological cognitive functions. Both the sham and the real exposure conditions were performed with a 350 μT localized SMF in this study; 17 student subjects were enrolled in this single-blind experiment. Electroencephalographs (EEGs) of the subjects were adopted and recorded during the experiment as an indicator of the brain activity for the variations of the driving performance and of the cognitive functions. Results of this study have indicated that the impact of the given SMF on both the human driving performance and the cognitive functions are not considerable; and that there is a correlation between beta sub-band of the EEGs and the human reaction time in the analysis View Full-Text
Keywords: static magnetic field (SMF); electric vehicles (EVs); driving performance; neuro-psychological cognitive functions static magnetic field (SMF); electric vehicles (EVs); driving performance; neuro-psychological cognitive functions
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He, Y.; Sun, W.; Leung, P. .-W.; Chow, Y.-T. Effect of Static Magnetic Field of Electric Vehicles on Driving Performance and on Neuro-Psychological Cognitive Functions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3382.

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