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General Physiol., 17 (2), 269-282 (1933).[17]S. Iwaki and N. Harada: Mental fatigue measurement based on the changes in flicker perception threshold using consumer mobile devices, Adv. Biomed. Eng., 2, 137-142 (2013).[18]Flicker Health Management Co., Ltd.: Top page, http://www.fhm.co.jp/,[19]Flicker Health Management Co.,Ltd.: Application page,https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fhm.lite.application,[20]Flicker Health Management Co., Ltd.: iTunes preview, https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/fhm-lite/id630387485?mt=8 [21]M. Shichiri, N, Harada, N. Ishida, L.K. Komaba, S. Iwaki, Y. Hagihara, E. Niki and Y. Yoshida: Oxidative stress is involved in fatigue induced by overnight deskwork as assessed by increase in plasma tocopherylhydroqinone and hydroxycholesterol, Biol. Psychol., 94 (3), 527-533 (2013).AuthorsSunao IWAKICompleted the doctorate course at the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 1998. Ph.D. in Engineering. Joined the Electrotechnical Laboratory in 1998. Currently, Leader of Cognition and Action Research Group, Human Technology Research Institute, AIST. Professor of Collaborative Graduate Program, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Engages in the development of highly accurate, non-invasive visualization of human brain activity, its application to the objective evaluation of subjective perception and cognition, and the R&D of physiological and psychological index that can be used in daily life. In this paper, was in charge of the development of measurement algorithm for flicker perception threshold without arbitrariness to implement the fatigue measurement system on the general-purpose devices that can be used in daily life, and the drafting of the paper.Nobuyoshi HARADACompleted the doctorate program at the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, Hokkaido University in 1996. Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. After serving as JST Fellow at National Institute of Biosciences and Human Technology, CREST Fellow, and NEDO Fellow, became the AIST Fellow in 2004. In 2010, became President of Flicker Health


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