The journal Scientific Reports has published an article by femu and co-authors entitled: “The role of the AC component in human perception of AC–DC hybrid electric fields”. The study was motivated by the newly introduced construction of both high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) overhead power lines mounted on the same pylon. The study is based on the previous publications of the femu (Jankowiak et al. 2021 and Kursawe et al. 2021).
The aim of the study was to specify the role of the AC component in the human perception of weak hybrid electric fields (co-exposure to alternating (AC) and static (DC) electric fields). Fifty-one participants with a hybrid EF detection ability above average who participated in a previous study were exposed under highly controlled. A further objective was to evaluate the influence of vibrotactile perception and skin moisture on EF perception.
The article can be found in the EMF-Portal, in Pubmed and on the Homepage of Scientific Reports (open access).