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JP2006058942A
JP2006058942A JP2004237232A JP2004237232A JP2006058942A JP 2006058942 A JP2006058942 A JP 2006058942A JP 2004237232 A JP2004237232 A JP 2004237232A JP 2004237232 A JP2004237232 A JP 2004237232A JP 2006058942 A JP2006058942 A JP 2006058942A
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an environmental load evaluation device capable of more easily quantifying the load that an individual's daily life action gives to the global environment.
SOLUTION: Environmental load value reference information 5a stores, as an environmental load item, an action that is assumed to give a load to the environment among daily life actions, and is associated with each environmental load item. The load per unit that is given to the environment when the action is taken is stored as a numerical value (for example, CO2 emission amount). As a result, the user selects and inputs an item in accordance with his / her living behavior and its quantity (time length) from the environmental load items stored in the environmental load value reference information 5a, thereby giving his / her own living behavior to the environment. The calculated load can be calculated as a numerical value. In addition, predetermined environmental load items are automatically detected by various sensors. According to this, the burden of manual input by the user is reduced, and the environmental load can be quantified more easily.
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  The present invention relates to an environmental load evaluation apparatus for evaluating a load that an individual's daily living behavior gives to the global environment.

In recent years, interest in global environmental problems such as global warming has been increasing.
As countermeasures against global environmental problems, for example, in many companies, production activities from the stage of resource collection to product disposal are evaluated for the environmental load at each stage, and the evaluation value is reflected in production. It is done to improve the activities.
As a method for quantitatively evaluating the environmental load of a company's production activities in this way, a method based on LCA (life cycle assessment) has been widely known.
The following patent documents describe a technique for digitizing environmental loads by a computer based on such an LCA technique.

JP 2001-125983 A

On the other hand, lifestyle assessment (which is synonymous with LCA in a broad sense) is to apply the LCA method as described above to, for example, an individual's daily life behavior and calculate the load that an individual activity has on the environment as a specific numerical value. There is a way of thinking.
However, since personal life behavior and company production activities are naturally different, when the burden of daily life behavior on the environment is quantified as a lifestyle assessment, the LCA method described above is used as it is. It is not possible.

  In addition, assuming an apparatus that digitizes the environmental load due to an individual's daily living behavior in this way, if there are many input items, the burden on the user increases, and the utility value becomes low accordingly. For this reason, it is preferable that quantification of the environmental load related to an individual's daily behavior can be easily realized with a small number of input operations.

Therefore, in the present invention, in view of the above problems, the environmental load evaluation apparatus is configured as follows.
That is, first, for each environmental load item classified as an item, a daily behavior that is assumed to give a load to the global environment among daily life activities, per unit that is assumed to be given to the global environment by the living behavior Storage means for storing the environmental load value reference information storing the environmental load value.
In addition, an input means for inputting information on an arbitrary environmental load item and its quantity from among the environmental load items stored in the environmental load value reference information according to the operation, and further a physical sensor and / or a chemical sensor. .
In addition, an arithmetic means for executing the following processes is provided.
That is, based on the input signal from the physical sensor and / or chemical sensor, the behavior detection process for detecting the lifestyle behavior corresponding to the predetermined environmental load item, and the quantity of the lifestyle behavior detected by the behavior detection process. The quantity detection process to detect is performed.
Further, the environmental load item and its quantity information input by the input means, the environmental load item and its quantity information detected by the behavior detection process and the unit quantity detection process, and the environmental load value reference information Based on the above, at least a calculation process for calculating, as a numerical value, a load applied to the global environment by daily activities is performed.

According to the above configuration, by setting the environmental load item according to the daily behavior taken by the user and the quantity from the environmental load items prepared in advance, the user can easily calculate the environmental load that the daily life behavior of the user has on the environment. Can be
Moreover, about a predetermined | prescribed environmental load item, applicable living behavior and its quantity can be detected automatically. According to this, it is not necessary to manually input items / quantities for predetermined environmental load items, and the operation burden on the user can be reduced.

In this way, according to the present invention, it is possible to provide an environmental load evaluation device that can easily digitize the environmental load caused by the daily activities of the user.
If such an environmental load evaluation device is used, the user can easily obtain an index for reducing the environmental load. Therefore, depending on the environmental load evaluation device of the present invention, the user can effectively reduce the environmental load. Can help.

Hereinafter, the best mode for carrying out the invention (hereinafter referred to as an embodiment) will be described.
FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of an environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 as an embodiment of the present invention.
The environmental load evaluation device 1 according to the embodiment is assumed to have portability and is assumed to be carried by a user.

In FIG. 1, first, the CPU 2 performs control and arithmetic processing of the entire environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 based on the activated program. For example, input / output operations for the user, storage of data files in the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 5, creation / update of management information, and the like are performed.
The CPU 2 exchanges control signals and data with each unit via the bus 13 shown in the figure.

For the CPU 2, a ROM 3 and a RAM 4 are provided as shown.
The ROM 3 stores an operation program for the CPU 2, a program loader, various calculation coefficients, parameters used in the program, and the like.
The RAM 4 temporarily secures a data area and a task area for executing the program.

  The input unit 9 is an input device such as an operation key (not shown) provided so as to be exposed on the outer surface of the housing of the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1, for example, and the user performs various operation inputs and data inputs. Information input by the input unit 9 is transmitted to the CPU 2 as operation or data input information. The CPU 2 performs necessary calculations and controls corresponding to the input information.

The display unit 6 includes a display such as a liquid crystal panel, and displays various information to the user.
For example, when the CPU 2 supplies display information to the display unit 6 according to various operation states, input states, and communication states, the display unit 6 performs a display operation by driving the display based on the supplied display data.

In the HDD 5, data files are stored and management information is created / updated based on the control of the CPU 2 as described above.
The HDD 5 also stores programs for the CPU 2 to realize various operations.
In particular, in the case of the present embodiment, the environmental load evaluation program 5b necessary for the CPU 2 to perform the processing operations shown in FIGS.
The HDD 5 stores the environmental load value reference information 5a shown in the drawing. The data structure of the environmental load value reference information 5a will be described later.

  The NV-RAM 8 is a non-volatile memory, in which a data area and a task area necessary for the CPU 2 to execute various control processes are temporarily reserved.

  A USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface 7 is provided for data communication with an external device connected via a USB cable. Thereby, for example, data communication can be performed with an external personal computer or the like.

  As a communication interface with an external device, for example, another interface such as an IEEE 1394 interface can be adopted. Furthermore, the communication interface is not limited to a wired one, and a wireless communication interface such as a wireless local area network (LAN) or Bluetooth can also be employed.

The environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 according to the embodiment includes an acceleration sensor 10, a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit 11, and an altitude sensor 12.
The acceleration sensor 10 supplies an electric signal corresponding to the detected gravitational acceleration to the CPU 2.
The GPS unit 11 acquires current position information based on a signal transmitted from a GPS satellite (not shown), and supplies this to the CPU 2.
The altitude sensor 12 supplies an electric signal corresponding to the detected altitude to the CPU 2.

Here, in the embodiment, the environmental load evaluation device 1 having the above-described configuration performs an operation of calculating the environmental load that the daily life behavior of the user gives to the global environment as a specific numerical value.
For this reason, in the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1, the environmental load value reference information 5a is stored in the HDD 5 described above.

FIG. 2 is a data structure diagram of the environmental load value reference information 5a stored in the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 according to the embodiment.
As shown in FIG. 2, as the environmental load value reference information 5a, information on CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission per unit is stored in association with each environmental load item.
Here, the above-mentioned environmental load item is an itemized action that is assumed to give a load to the global environment among the actions assumed in the daily life of the individual (daily life actions). Specifically, for example, cooking, washing, bathing, watching TV, use of lighting, and the like can be mentioned. That is, of the daily life activities of individuals, in this case, the actions accompanied by the emission of CO2 that are considered to give a load to the global environment are itemized.
Strictly speaking, there may be individual differences in CO2 emissions due to human life support activities (breathing, etc.), but there are no individual differences in CO2 emissions due to life support activities. It shall not be included in environmental impact items.

  The CO2 emission amount per unit is information indicating a general CO2 emission amount per predetermined unit when each daily life action as an environmental load item is taken. Specifically, in this case, the information indicates the CO2 emission amount per unit time when each daily life action as an environmental load item is taken.

  In the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 in which such environmental load value reference information 5a is stored, the operation when the daily life action taken by the user applies to the global environment is quantified in the following FIG. It will be explained with reference to.

First, when the user decides to digitize the environmental load given by his daily life behavior, the user performs a predetermined operation input via the input unit 9 shown in FIG. A menu screen is displayed on the display of the display unit 6.
In this menu screen, items of “data input” and “result display” are displayed as shown, and a cursor CR for selecting any one of these items is displayed.

The user can select each item by moving the cursor CR, for example, by operating a cursor key or the like provided in the input unit 9. Similarly, the selected item can be determined by operating a predetermined key in the input unit 9.
In quantifying the environmental load, first, the “data input” item is selected and determined.

When the item “data input” is selected / determined, the selection screen shown in FIG. 3 is displayed on the display of the display unit 6.
In this selection screen, items “housework” and “others” are prepared as shown.
When the item “housework” is selected and determined, a housework item selection screen shown in FIG. 5A is displayed. When the item “others” is selected / determined, the other item selection screen shown in FIG. 5B is displayed.

The housework item selection screen shown in FIG. 5A is an environmental load item of daily living activities that is assumed to be performed as housework among the environmental load items stored in the environmental load value reference information 5a described above. It is a screen for selecting and inputting an arbitrary environmental load item from among. For example, it is possible to select and input an arbitrary environmental load item from among environmental load items that are included in the category of housework such as cooking, washing, bathing, and cleaning.
In the housework item selection screen in this case, a plurality of pull-down menu fields are prepared as illustrated. For example, the user can open the pull-down menu of each column by moving the cursor CR shown in the figure, selecting an arbitrary pull-down menu column, and performing a determination operation. In the pull-down menu opened in this way, a list of environmental load items assumed as housework is displayed. By moving the cursor CR and selecting / determining a desired environmental load item, the user can select and input an environmental load item according to his / her daily life behavior.
In addition, in this housework item selection screen, a field for inputting the time length of the selected environmental load item is also prepared. Here, an example is shown in which a time length corresponding to each environmental load item is selected and input from a pull-down menu.

In addition, as the other item selection screen shown in FIG. 5B, among the environmental load items stored in the environmental load value reference information 5a, the environmental load items corresponding to daily life activities that are classified as categories other than the housework described above. An arbitrary item can be selected and input from among the items.
That is, as an environmental load item other than the housework, an arbitrary item can be selected and input from items such as PC (personal computer), lighting, air conditioning, and TV (television).
In such other item selection screens, the user can select and input information on environmental load items and their time lengths according to their daily activities by using pull-down menus as in the previous housework item selection screen. Is done.

  If the environmental load items are divided into a plurality of genres and allowed to be selected and input by the user in this way, the choice of items displayed on each item selection screen can be reduced, and the user can easily select items accordingly. Can be achieved.

  In addition, in the environmental load evaluation device 1, as described above, in addition to manually inputting the environmental load item and the time length information in accordance with the user's daily life behavior, the predetermined environmental load item is applicable. It is possible to automatically detect that daily activities are taken. Along with this, it is possible to automatically detect the length of time during which the daily activities were performed.

In the case of the present embodiment, among daily life activities, particularly movement-related actions are automatically detected.
Specifically, based on signals from the various sensors (acceleration sensor 10, GPS unit 11, altitude sensor 12) shown in FIG. 1, at least “train” use, “car” use, and “elevator” use are used. Automatic detection is performed for each environmental load item.
This will be described with reference to FIGS.

FIG. 6 shows an example of a behavior pattern that can be generally considered during commuting.
In this example, the user's home is an apartment, and as an action (1) shown in the figure, an elevator is used from the home floor to the first floor.
Then, as action (2), the user moves from the home to the nearest station on foot, and as action (3), the train moves to the nearest station. Furthermore, a bus (car) is used from the nearest station to the company entrance (action (4)), and finally an elevator is used from the company entrance to the workplace floor (action (5)).

For example, in such behavior patterns during commuting, the use of elevators in behavior (1) and behavior (5) is automatically detected based on the following idea.
That is, when the elevator is used, it is considered that the altitude is usually raised although it is not a walking state. Therefore, in the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1, as shown in (1) and (5) of FIG. 7 below, the use of the elevator is detected using the acceleration sensor 10 and the altitude sensor 12 shown in FIG. Yes.
Specifically, as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 shown in FIG. 1, it is detected that there is no change in the walking state and the altitude is rising from the detection signal of the altitude sensor 12. The elevator usage is decided according to what is done.

  Further, the end of the action as the use of the elevator can be inferred from the fact that the walking state has continued for a predetermined time or more. That is, the end of the action as elevator use is determined when a change in the walking state as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 is continued for a predetermined time or more.

  In addition, the walking shown as action (2) in FIG. 6 is a category of human life support activities and is not an environmental load item. For this reason, as shown in FIG. 7B, detection as an environmental load item is not performed.

Further, the use of the action (3) by train is detected using the acceleration sensor 10 and the GPS unit 11 as shown in FIG. 7 (3).
In the case of using a train, it may be considered that the current position is not moving and the current position is moving on the route. Therefore, when no change in the walking state is seen as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 and the current position information obtained by the GPS unit 11 is changed on the route, the train The use is decided.
Then, the end of the action as a train use is determined by the fact that the current position is off the route.

Furthermore, the use of the automobile (bus) shown as action (4) is detected using the acceleration sensor 10 and the GPS unit 11 as shown in FIG. 7 (4). That is, the use of the automobile is determined when no change in the walking state is observed as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 and the current position information obtained by the GPS unit 11 is changed.
In addition, the end of the action as the use of the car is determined by a change in the walking state as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 being continued for a predetermined time or more.

  And while performing automatic detection about a predetermined | prescribed environmental load item in this way, in the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1, the time length from the time of an action being detected to completion | finish is counted as mentioned above. As a result, it is possible to automatically acquire information on the duration of the action as the automatically detected environmental load item.

As can be understood from the above description, the environmental load item and its time length are selected from the selection screen as shown in FIGS. 5A and 5B for the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 of the embodiment. It is possible to select and input information. Further, as described above, the predetermined environmental load item and the information of the time length are automatically detected.
Then, in the environmental load evaluation device 1, the environmental load evaluation device and the time length information that are manually input or automatically detected as described above and the time length information are held as item / time length information as shown in FIG. To be.

In FIG. 8, as the item / time length information, the environmental load item selected and input and the environmental load item automatically detected are stored. Further, information on the time length that is selected or automatically detected is stored in association with each environmental load item.
Note that such item / time length information may be held in the NV-RAM 8 shown in FIG. 1, for example.

  Thus, in a state where the information on the environmental load item according to the action taken by the user and the information on the length of time are obtained, the user can determine the load that the daily life action taken by the user gives to the global environment. When the evaluation apparatus 1 is to digitize, the “result display” item is selected and determined on the menu screen shown in FIG.

In response to the determination of the “result display” item in this way, a result menu screen as shown in FIG. 9 is displayed on the display of the display unit 6.
As shown in the figure, the result menu screen displays items of “Today's result”, “Recent result”, and “Deterioration factor”, and a cursor CR for selectively selecting these items.

When the “result of today” item is selected / determined on the result menu screen, the environmental load evaluation device 1 uses the item / time length information and the environmental load value reference information 5a shown in FIG. The CO2 emission amount corresponding to the information content of the item / time length information is calculated.
That is, first, for each environmental load item in the item / time length information, the CO2 emission amount per unit time of the item is referred to from the environmental load value reference information 5a, and further, the CO2 emission amount per unit time referred to is referred to. On the other hand, by multiplying the time length associated with the environmental load item, CO2 emission amounts for all the environmental load items in the item / time length information are calculated.
Furthermore, the total CO2 emission amount is calculated by adding the CO2 emission amount for each environmental load item calculated in this way. As a result, the amount of CO2 emission that is assumed to be caused by the daily life behavior taken by the user is calculated.

Then, the total CO2 emission information calculated based on the contents of the item / time length information in this way is displayed on the display of the display unit 6 as a today's result screen as shown in FIG. To be displayed.
Specifically, for example, information on the CO2 emission amount calculated in a form such as “Today's carbon dioxide emission amount was... Kg” is displayed.

As can be understood from the above description, the embodiment assumes that the CO2 emission amount is calculated in units of one day. From this, it is assumed that the selection input of the environmental load item and its time length on the selection screen as shown in FIGS. 5A and 5B is performed in units of one day.
Also, since the automatic detection item and its time length need to be information in units of one day, the automatic detection item and the information content of the time length in the item / time length information shown in FIG. Actually, it is assumed that the reset is made every 24 hours.
Further, as will be described below, in the embodiment, information on the CO2 emission amount in the past is presented to the user. From this, the information on the CO2 emission amount for one day calculated as described above is accumulated in, for example, the NV-RAM 8 or the like.

Further, when “recent results” is selected and determined on the result menu screen shown in FIG. 9, for example, a recent result screen as shown in FIG. 10B is displayed.
As the recent result screen, for example, information on the CO2 emission amount for the past predetermined number of days accumulated in the NV-RAM 8 or the like as described above is displayed. In this case, as shown in the figure, the CO2 emission information for the past predetermined number of days is displayed as a graph.

Furthermore, when the item “deterioration factor” is selected and determined on the result menu screen shown in FIG. 9, for example, a deterioration factor screen as shown in FIG. 10C is displayed.
As the deterioration factor screen, for example, the environmental load items for the upper predetermined number having a large value of the calculated CO2 emission amount are displayed. For example, in this case, the top three environmental load items with the large CO2 emission values are displayed.

For such a deterioration factor screen, in addition to displaying the one with the highest CO2 emission, other methods such as displaying the one with the higher rate of increase compared to the previous day are used. May be.
Moreover, although the case where only the screen display is performed when presenting each result is illustrated in the above example, it can also be presented to the user by voice.

In this way, according to the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 of the embodiment, the user applies the load given to the global environment by daily activities taken by the user, in this case, a specific numerical value as the CO2 emission amount. Can be referred to.
And in obtaining such a specific numerical value as the amount of CO2 emission, the user simply selects and inputs an item according to his / her action and its duration from items prepared in advance as daily life actions. Can be performed.

In addition, since the time length of a predetermined environmental load item can be automatically detected by the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1, the user can save time and effort for manually selecting and inputting the item / time length. According to this, the burden on the user's operation can be reduced, and the quantification of the environmental load can be realized as a simpler one.
And since it becomes possible to digitize the simple environmental load with reduced operation burden in this way, the user can more easily obtain an index for reducing the environmental load. From this point, according to the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 of the embodiment, it is possible to support the environmental load reduction by the user more effectively.

  In the embodiment, “today's result” as well as “recent results” and “deterioration factors” are presented to the user. However, according to this, effective information can be presented by reducing the environmental load. The load reduction can be further effectively supported.

Processing operations to be performed by the environmental load evaluation device 1 in order to realize the operation as the embodiment described so far will be described with reference to the flowcharts of FIGS.
The processing operations shown in these drawings are executed by the CPU 2 based on the environmental load evaluation program 5b shown in FIG.
First, the flowchart of FIG. 11 shows the processing operation to be performed in response to the selection input of the environmental load item and its time length using the selection screen as shown in FIG.
In FIG. 11, it is assumed that the “data input” item has already been selected and determined on the menu screen shown in FIG.

  In FIG. 11, in step S <b> 101 shown in the figure, a process for selecting and inputting an environmental load item and its time length is executed. That is, by performing the process of displaying the selection screen as shown in FIG. 5 on the display of the display unit 6 or the process of changing the display content in accordance with the operation input, the user can select the environmental load item and its Lets you select and input time length

In step S102, the process waits for an operation to determine information on the environmental load item selected and input and its time length. As this determination operation, according to an operation input from a predetermined operation key provided in the input unit 6, or according to the determination operation being performed by placing the cursor CR on the determination button displayed on the display, etc. Good.
If the determination operation is performed in step S102, the process proceeds to step S103.

  In step S103, a process for updating the contents of the item / time length information is executed based on the environmental load item selected and inputted and the time length information thereof. As a result, the item / time length information is updated to the content corresponding to the environmental load item selected and input by the user and the time length.

The flowchart of FIG. 12 shows the processing operation to be performed in response to the automatic detection operation for the environmental load item and its time length.
First, in step S201, the process waits until the walking state is not detected. In other words, as described above, it waits for a change in the walking state to be obtained as a change in the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor 10.

If it is determined that a change in the walking state can no longer be obtained as a change in the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor 10, a determination process is performed as to whether or not the current position information has changed in step S202.
If a positive result is obtained that the current position information detected by the GPS unit 11 has changed, a determination process is performed as to whether or not the current position is on the route in step S203. If a positive result is obtained that the vehicle is on the route, the process proceeds to step S204 to determine use of the train. That is, it is determined that an action corresponding to the item “train” is taken as an environmental load item.
When the train use is thus determined, the process proceeds to step S301 shown in FIG.

  If a negative result is obtained in step S203 that the current position is not on the route, the process proceeds to step S205 to determine the use of the car. When the use of the car is determined, the process proceeds to step S401 shown in FIG.

If a negative result is obtained in the previous step S202, assuming that the current position has not changed, a determination process is executed in step S206 as to whether or not the altitude change is greater than or equal to a predetermined value. The That is, a determination process is performed as to whether or not the altitude value detected by the altitude sensor 12 has changed by a predetermined value or more.
If the altitude change is not greater than or equal to the predetermined value and a negative result is obtained, the process returns to step S101 described above, and waits until the walking state is not detected again.

  If an affirmative result is obtained that the altitude change is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the process proceeds to step S207 to determine use of the elevator. If it is determined in step S207 that the elevator is to be used, the process proceeds to step S501 shown in FIG.

In FIG. 13, the time count is started depending on the processing in step S301 after the train use is determined. That is, the count for the duration time of the item determined by this is started.
In the subsequent step S302, it waits for the current position to deviate from the route. This waits for the end of train use.

If it is determined that the current position is off the route, the time count is stopped in step S303.
In subsequent step S304, a process of adding the counted time length value to the time length information of the item "train" is executed.
That is, in the item / time length information shown in FIG. 8, the time length value counted in steps S302 to S303 is added to the time length value associated with the item “train”. It is.
As a result, the behavior corresponding to the item “train” is automatically detected, and the duration of the behavior is automatically detected.

In FIG. 14, also in step S401 after the use of the car is determined, the time count is started first.
And in step S402, it waits for walking time to become more than predetermined. In other words, as described above, by waiting for a change in the walking state as a change in acceleration by the acceleration sensor 10 to continue for a predetermined time or longer, the end of the use of the vehicle is waited.

If it is determined in step S402 that the walking time has become equal to or longer than the predetermined time, the time count is stopped in step S403.
Further, in the subsequent step S404, a process of adding the counted time length value to the time length information of the item “automobile” is executed. That is, in the item / time length information, the counted time length value is added to the time length value associated with the item “automobile”.
As a result, the action corresponding to the item “automobile” is automatically detected, and the duration of the action is automatically detected.

In FIG. 15, as step S501 after the use of the elevator is determined, first, the time count is started.
In step S502, the end of elevator use is waited for by waiting for the walking time to be equal to or longer than the predetermined time as in step S402.

If it is determined that the walking time is equal to or longer than the predetermined time, the time count is stopped in step S503.
In subsequent step S504, a process of adding the counted time length value to the time length information of the item "Elevator" is executed. That is, in the item / time length information, the counted time length value is added to the time length value associated with the “elevator” item. As a result, the behavior corresponding to the item “Elevator” is automatically detected, and the duration time of the behavior is automatically detected.

Further, FIGS. 16 to 18 are flowcharts showing processing operations to be performed in response to selection / determination of each item displayed on the result menu screen shown in FIG.
First, FIG. 16 shows a flowchart of processing operations to be performed in accordance with selection / determination of the “result of today” item.
In FIG. 16, when it is determined that the “today's result” item has been selected / decided by the standby process in step S <b> 601 shown in the figure, in step S <b> 602, the item / time length information and the environmental load value reference information 5 a Based on this, the CO2 emission amount for each environmental load item is calculated.
That is, as described above, for each environmental load item in the item / time length information, the CO2 emission amount per unit time of the item is referred to from the environmental load value reference information 5a, and the unit time referred to By multiplying the per unit CO2 emission amount by the time length associated with the environmental load item, the CO2 emission amount is calculated for all the environmental load items in the item / time length information.

  In the subsequent step S603, information on the CO2 emission amount of each environmental load item is held. That is, the information on the CO2 emission amount for each environmental load item calculated in step S602 is held in, for example, the NV-RAM 8 shown in FIG.

In step S604, the total CO2 emission amount is calculated and information on the emission amount is held.
In step S604, first, all the CO2 emission amounts of the respective environmental load items held in step S603 are added to calculate a total emission amount value. Then, the value of the discharge amount calculated in this way is held in, for example, the NV-RAM 8 or the like.

In a succeeding step S605, a process for displaying information on the calculated total discharge amount on the screen is executed.
That is, a message screen such as “Today's carbon dioxide emission amount was kg” is generated as shown in the result screen of today shown in FIG. Execute the process to be displayed.
As a result, the environmental load items obtained by manual / automatic detection and the information on the length of time, the daily life action taken by the user himself / herself on the global environment can be expressed as a specific amount of carbon dioxide emissions. It can be presented to the user numerically.

FIG. 17 shows a flowchart of processing operations to be performed in response to selection / determination of the item “Recent Results”.
In FIG. 17, when it is determined that the “recent result” item is determined by the standby process in step S <b> 701, in step S <b> 702, CO2 emission information for a predetermined number of past days is read. The That is, for example, out of the total discharge amount information held in the NV-RAM 8 or the like by the process of step S604 shown in FIG.
In step S703, a process for displaying the discharge amount information read in this way on the screen is executed. That is, in this case, the read information on the discharge amount is displayed in a graph as shown in the recent result screen shown in FIG.

FIG. 18 shows a flowchart of processing operations to be performed in response to selection / determination of the “deterioration factor” item.
In FIG. 18, when it is determined that the “deterioration factor” item is determined by the standby process in step S801, in step S802, for example, for each environmental load item held by the process in the previous step S603. Based on the information on the amount of CO2 emission, a process for determining the environmental load items for the upper predetermined number with a large amount of emission is executed.
In the subsequent step S803, a process for displaying the item name of the determined environmental load item and information on its emission amount as the deterioration factor screen shown in FIG. 10C is performed.

Here, in the embodiment described so far, the value of the environmental load is calculated in units of one day. However, the target period for calculating the environmental load is month, year, or hour, minute, second. Etc. may be set arbitrarily.
Further, the display of today's result may be displayed in real time, for example, in addition to responding to the item selection designation on the result menu screen.

In the embodiment, the example in which the items that can be automatically detected are excluded from the manual input has been described. However, the automatic detection items may be manually input.
In this way, for example, even when the user forgets to carry the environmental load evaluation device 1, it is possible to manually select and input items and time lengths later.

Further, the automatic detection method exemplified in the embodiment is merely an example, and the present invention is not limited to this. Further, the sensor to be used is not limited to those exemplified in the embodiment.
For example, the altitude information can be obtained by the GPS unit 11, and therefore the altitude sensor 12 may be omitted.
At this time, if a GPS unit 11 capable of independent navigation is used, the current position can be detected more accurately. For example, even when a subway or the like is used, the use of a train can be detected more accurately.
For example, if an optical sensor that detects the amount of light is used, the use of illumination can be automatically detected. That is, for example, it is possible to detect the use of illumination by detecting a light amount of a predetermined amount or more between sunset and sunrise time based on current time information and light amount information.

  Further, in the embodiment, the case where a physical sensor is mainly used is exemplified, but other than this, a chemical sensor is used, for example, a chemical environment where a user is placed based on a result of detecting an odor or a chemical substance concentration. It is good also as what detects and automatically detects the living action as a predetermined environmental load item based on the result.

Moreover, although the case where the environmental load value was represented by the carbon dioxide emission amount was illustrated in the embodiment, it may be represented by, for example, the resource consumption amount and the energy consumption amount.
Moreover, although the case where all the units regarding the environmental load value are unified by the time length is exemplified, other quantity units such as the number of times in addition to the time length may be adopted depending on the environmental load item.

In addition, the environmental load evaluation device 1 of the embodiment includes the HDD 5, but for example, music and video content are stored in the free space, and the music and / or video content can be played back. A portable playback device can also be considered.
At this time, a target value is set in advance for the calculated numerical value of the environmental load, and when the target is achieved, a predetermined point is accumulated, and when the point exceeds the predetermined value, an external personal It may be configured such that desired content data can be acquired when connected to a computer.
By providing entertainment as described above, the burden on the user of reducing the environmental load can be reduced, and the user can more effectively support the reduction of the environmental load.

  In addition, as the environmental load evaluation apparatus 1 according to the embodiment, personal information such as a user's living behavior is input as can be understood from the above description, so that in case of theft or loss, It may be configured to perform an operation for identity verification such as password authentication at the time of turning on.

It is a block diagram shown about the internal structure of the environmental load evaluation apparatus as embodiment in this invention. It is a data structure figure which shows the data structure of environmental load value reference information. It is the figure shown about the example of a display of a menu screen. It is the figure which illustrated about the selection screen displayed when the item of data input is selected and determined in the said menu screen. It is the figure which illustrated about the data input screen. It is the figure which illustrated about the action at the time of commuting. It is a figure for demonstrating the method of the automatic detection about the action shown in FIG. It is a data structure figure which shows the data structure of item and time length information. It is the figure which illustrated about the result menu screen displayed when the item of a result display is selected and determined in the said menu screen. It is the figure illustrated about each result screen. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time of data input as processing operation which should be performed in the environmental load evaluation apparatus of embodiment. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time of the automatic detection about a predetermined | prescribed environmental load item as a processing operation which should be performed in the environmental load evaluation apparatus of embodiment. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time length detection about the item detected automatically. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time length detection about the item detected automatically. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time length detection about the item detected automatically. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the display of today's result screen. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time of the display of the recent result screen. It is the flowchart shown about the processing operation which should be performed corresponding to the time of display of a deterioration factor screen.

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  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Environmental load evaluation apparatus, 2 CPU, 3 ROM, 4 RAM, 5 HDD, 5a Environmental load value reference information, 5b Environmental load evaluation program, 6 Display part, 7 USB interface, 8 NV-RAM, 9 Input part, 10 Acceleration sensor, 11 GPS unit, 12 Altitude sensor, 13 bus

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  1. The environmental load value per unit that is assumed to be given to the global environment by the living behavior for each environmental impact item classified as an item of the daily behavior that is assumed to give a load to the global environment. Storage means for storing environmental load value reference information storing
    Depending on the operation, input means for inputting information on any environmental load item and its quantity from among the environmental load items stored in the environmental load value reference information,
    A physical sensor and / or a chemical sensor,
    Based on input signals from the physical sensor and / or chemical sensor, a behavior detection process for detecting a living behavior corresponding to the predetermined environmental load item;
    A quantity detection process for detecting the quantity of the living behavior detected by the behavior detection process;
    Based on the environmental load item and the quantity information input by the input means, the environmental load item and the quantity information detected by the behavior detection process and the unit quantity detection process, and the environmental load value reference information A calculation process for calculating the load imposed on the global environment by daily living activities as a numerical value;
    Comprising computing means configured to perform at least
    An environmental load evaluation device characterized by that.
  2. The physical sensor and / or chemical sensor is configured to detect gravity acceleration and current position,
    The action detection process in the computing means is
    When the change as the walking state is not detected as the change in the gravitational acceleration, and the current position is changed, the use of the car is detected as a living behavior corresponding to the environmental load item,
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  3. The physical sensor and / or chemical sensor is configured to detect gravity acceleration and current position,
    The action detection process in the computing means is
    When the change in the walking state is not detected as the change in the gravitational acceleration, and the current position is changing on the route, the use of the train is detected as a living action corresponding to the environmental load item.
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  4. The physical sensor and / or chemical sensor is configured to detect for gravitational acceleration and altitude,
    The action detection process in the computing means is
    When a change in the walking state is not detected as a change in the gravitational acceleration, and when the altitude is changed, the use of the elevator is detected as a living behavior corresponding to the environmental load item,
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  5. The environmental load value reference information stores an environmental load value per unit time for each environmental load item,
    The input means can selectively input time length information as the quantity information,
    Furthermore, the quantity detection process in the computing means is:
    A value obtained by counting the duration of the living behavior detected by the behavior detecting means is detected as the quantity;
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  6. In the environmental load value reference information, information on carbon dioxide emissions per unit time is stored for each environmental load item.
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  7. The computing means is
    An accumulation process for accumulating the numerical value for one day calculated by the calculation process in a required storage unit;
    A result presentation process for presenting numerical values for the past predetermined number of days accumulated by the accumulation process;
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  8. The computing means is
    For the numerical value for each environmental load item calculated by the above calculation process, further execute a deterioration factor presentation process for presenting the user with a predetermined upper number of environmental load items having a large value.
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1.
  9. The input means is
    The environmental load evaluation apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the environmental load items are configured to be input separately for each predetermined genre.
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