Research Facility


1. CEM Particle Counter 

Particle Counter with unique 2.8” colour TFT LCD display and built-in camera for capturing videos and photos that are stored onto internal memory or a micro SD card, for viewing on PC, providing fast, easy and accurate readings for particle counter, Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Dew Point & Wet Bulb Temperature and, Gas Detection (DT-9881 only). It provides:

  • air temperature and humidity
  • Dew-Point & Wet Bulb temperature
  • simultaneously measure and display 6 channel of particle sizes
  • offline analysis of the measured air quality






2. Dido Smart Health Bracelet  


Dido Smart Health Bracelet is a smartwatch monitor physiological indicators. It provides:

  • blood pressure and heart rate detection
  • electrocardiogram monitor & playback
  • step count & calorie & distance
  • sleep monitor.

We use it to compare the differences in human physiological indicators between before and after forest therapy activities.





3. Aeroqual Portable Air Quality Monitor


Aeroqual’s portable air quality monitors are simple tools for air quality professionals and enthusiasts alike to gather real-time information on the surrounding air. They can be configured with 28 different gas and particle sensors for a range of applications:

  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Personal exposure studies
  • Mobile air quality surveys
  • Validating air quality models
  • Responding to complaints from the public
  • Short term fixed monitoring





4. COM-3200PROⅡ  Air Ion Counter


COM-3200PROⅡ  Air Ion Counter is a handheld meter designed to measure ion density – the number of ion per cubic centimetre (ion/cc) in air. The 2 million range is sufficient for almost all situations.

It measures this number separately for positive and negative ions (+ and – ions are usually present simultaneously), which is

  • Ideal for outdoor natural environment measurement, since a continuation 8-time test is possible with the built-in battery
  • The world range power supply in which overseas use is possible is used
  • The PC software of the data collection display with an expansion range corresponding to the network  which can be used with an overseas personal computer is attached.



5. Intelligent Health Assessment Pad


An advanced health monitoring device designed to comprehensively evaluate various physiological aspects. It offers:

  • Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) Monitoring & Playback
  • Activity Tracking: Records step count, calorie expenditure, and distance traveled, aiding in monitoring daily physical activities.
  • Sleep Monitoring: Tracks sleep patterns, offering insights into sleep quality and duration.

This innovative pad is instrumental in comparing human physiological indicators before and after participating in forest therapy activities. It enables comprehensive health assessment and facilitates the observation of changes in various health parameters, contributing to a better understanding of the effects of forest therapy on overall well-being.



6. MindWave Mobile 2: Brainwave Starter Kit

MindWave Mobile 2: Brainwave Starter Kit is a device that monitors brainwave activity. It helps us understand brain’s activity and offers some useful functions:

  • Brainwave Detection: It measures and records your brainwaves, presenting them in charts to help you understand your mental state.
  • Attention and Relaxation Monitoring: By analyzing brainwaves, it shows your levels of attention and relaxation at different times, aiding in managing your mental state.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring: It records and plays back your EEG, allowing you to observe detailed brain activity.
  • Versatile Applications: It can be used with various applications and devices, such as focus training, relaxation techniques, and interactive gaming.

This device assists in deeper insights into the brain activity, making it practical for exploring focus, relaxation, and overall brain states.




7. Salivary amylase tester 




Made in Japan, which uses the activity of salivary amylase in saliva as a basis for judgment of mood and stress.

A salivary amylase tester can measure the activity of salivary amylase, with units in KIU/L.

  • According to data from the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute:

“For normal adults, salivary amylase activity below 30 kIU/L indicates no stress; 31-45 kIU/L indicates mild stress; 46-60 kIU/L indicates moderate stress; and above 61 kIU/L indicates severe stress.” Quoted from Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, “Forestry Research Newsletter” Issue 23, Volume 5, Page 19.

  • Testing range: 10 to 200 kIU/L (with a margin of error of plus or minus 20%).
  • Reproducibility: 10% using temperature: 20°C to 30°C.









8. Meta Quest 2 128GB VR Headset with Touch Controllers


Experience the full scale of a virtual reality experience with Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset with touch controllers. With a fast processor and immersive graphics, you’ll experience a smooth, seamless VR experience. Featuring 3D positional audio, hand tracking, and easy-to-use controllers, the Meta Quest 2 makes VR worlds feel as if they’ve come to life. 

  • Resolution is 1832 x 1920 per eye, and VR headset features 128GB storage capacity
  • Experience a 90hz native refresh rate and 6 degrees of freedom as you use this VR headset and controllers
  • 3D positional audio, hand tracking, and haptic feedback help to make virtual worlds feel real






9. OMRON Bronze Blood Pressure Monitor BP5100



  • Measures five times more data points for consistent, precise blood pressure readings less affected by any breathing or movements during measurement
  • Memory Storage: for up to 14 blood pressure readings at a time for one user
  • Irregular Heartbeat Detection: informs you when your heart beats irregularly, which is vital information to track and share with your healthcare provider
  • One-Touch Design: allows you to remove your monitor from the box, place the cuff onto your arm, and simply press the button to start your blood pressure measurement
  • Easy-to-Read Display: provides a large digital screen to see and read your results easily
  • Wide-Range D-Ring Cuff: is designed for a more comfortable measurement; fits arms 9” to 17” (22-42 cm) in circumference






10. Indoor Forest Therapy Laboratory