Verification of Individual Identification Method Using Bioelectric Potential of Plant during Human Walking
In this study, we monitored electromagnetic waves generated by human activity and investigated a method for individual identification by looking at the bioelectric potential of a rubber tree. Four subjects were asked to walk in place at a distance of 60 cm from a rubber tree while we measured variations in the bioelectric potential of the tree as produced by the stepping. The results confirmed that electromagnetic waves generated by a human subject walking in place produce a measurable response in the bioelectric potential of a plant. It was also found that this variation in bioelectric potential varies in synchrony with each subject's walking pace. The spectral envelope of the observed signal was approximated using a straight line and the distribution of the coefficients of this line was plotted. Even for a simple straight-line approximation, we demonstrated that this coefficient distribution varies considerably among individual subjects.
- Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes
Japanese journal of applied physics. Pt. 1, Regular papers & short notes 46(4A), 1768-1773, 2007-04-15
Published by the Japan Society of Applied Physics through the Institute of Pure and Applied Physics