Gender Differences of Human Response Under Vibration Condition

  • Hon Keung Yau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 186)


The purpose of this study is to investigate the gender differences of human response under different vibration frequencies. A total of nine frequencies (1.6, 2.0, 2.5, 3.15, 4.0, 5.0, 6.3, 8.0 and 10.0 Hz) were chosen as stimuli for testing in the experiment. In this experiment, four tests were conducted: Heart Rate Variety (HRV) Test, Posture test, Visual Reaction Test and Auditory Reaction Test. Ten males and ten females were invited to participate in the experiment. The major findings revealed that (i) there is difference in response of the feeling of discomfort for tensed upper body posture between males and females. However, (ii) there are no significant differences between males and females in visual and auditory tests. (iii) Vibration influenced our heart rate, it seems more serious on males than females as the heart rate of some female participants do not increase.


Auditory reaction test Gender difference Heart rate variety test Posture test Vibration Visual reaction test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementCity University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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