Improving Student Reaction Time through Application of Foliage Plants Indoors

Jumeno, Desto (2017) Improving Student Reaction Time through Application of Foliage Plants Indoors. International Conference of Applied Science on Engineering, Business, Linguistics and Information Technology . pp. 390-393. ISSN 2598-2532

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Abstract

Reaction time is important for human to stay alive as well as keeping the quality of work in daily life or in sport. During a workday people may get tired, therefore their reaction speed may degrade. Keeping one’s vigilance is one key that believed can preserve reaction time. Nature can serve as source of restoring one’s vigilance. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of indoor foliage plants on reaction time. A repeated measure design was used in the experiment using 6 foliage plants. Foliage plants were placed on the desk and on the floor, depending on its size. 16 subjects participated in the experiment. Three types of task were conducted during the experiment namely typing, addition and logical operation tasks. Results of this study show that reaction time was better in a room with foliage plants while people working on addition task and logical operation task. While in typing task, there is no difference between working with or without foliage plants. The results can be applied for designing a classroom, an office, or the other working places

Item Type:Article
Subjects:G Technology > GC Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions:Luar PNP > Journal, Proceeding
ID Code:3232
Deposited By:Rahmat Hidayat
Deposited On:02 Oct 2018 07:05
Last Modified:21 Nov 2018 07:53

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