Verification of Individual Identification Method Using Bioelectric Potential of Plant during Human Walking
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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.
- Jpn J Appl Phys
Jpn J Appl Phys 46(4A), 1768-1773, 2007-04-15
INSTITUTE OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS