Feasibility of a time-resolved index of commuter comfort

  • Lloyd Gabriel Rizada National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Adrian Chester Balingit National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • May Lim National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

Commuting using public transportation is often perceived to be difficult. In this work, we show the feasibility of an index for commuter comfort based on environmental factors (ambient temperature, relative humidity) and motion factors (acceleration). We obtain measurements from a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device. The algorithm can detect changes in the heat index, shakiness, and cadence within a trip, which is difficult to measure from traditional methods that employ surveys or interviews. The index is calibrated individually, reflecting the different tolerance levels in comfort of each individual. We demonstrate the technique by a door-to-door commute that includes riding a jeepney, riding the LRT 2, idle activity, and walking.

Published
2018-05-24
How to Cite
[1]
L. G. Rizada, A. C. Balingit, and M. Lim. Feasibility of a time-resolved index of commuter comfort, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 36, SPP-2018-3D-02 (2018). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2018-3D-02.
Section
Complex Systems and Data Analytics