Blue glasses increase your alertness: Effects of colored glasses on psychomotor performance

Emi Yuda, Yutaka Yoshida, Junichiro Hayano

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Abstract

Exposure to blue wavelength light has been reported to increase arousal level. In this study, we examined if wearing blue glasses has similar effects. We performed psychomotor vigilance tests before and after 30-min wearing of blue, green, orange, pink, and clear glasses on different days in 20 normal subjects. The level of vigilance measured as reaction time improved after wearing blue glasses, while no significant effect was observed with the other colored or clear glasses. This study indicates that 30-min wearing of blue glasses improves psychomotor vigilance after that and suggests that rather than the absolute intensity of the blue wavelength light, the relative content is the determinant for increasing arousal level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision and 2017 7th International Symposium in Computational Medical and Health Technology, ICIEV-ISCMHT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538610220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 16
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision and 2017 7th International Symposium in Computational Medical and Health Technology, ICIEV-ISCMHT 2017 - Himeji, Japan
Duration: 2017 Sep 12017 Sep 3

Publication series

Name2017 6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision and 2017 7th International Symposium in Computational Medical and Health Technology, ICIEV-ISCMHT 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision and 2017 7th International Symposium in Computational Medical and Health Technology, ICIEV-ISCMHT 2017
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHimeji
Period17/9/117/9/3

Keywords

  • alertness
  • arousal
  • blue glasses
  • blue light
  • color
  • photospectrum
  • psychomotor vigilance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics

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