Capturing attentional problems with smart eyewear

Kati Pettersson, Kiti Müller, Laura Sokka, Satu Pakarinen

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    Abstract

    Emerging smart eyewear solutions offer new ways to present information. In addition, new technology provides an unobtrusive way to study human cognitive and attentional functions in real life. This combination presents a unique possibility to design more usable and intuitive interfaces and information visualizations for the users. Flexible and fluent allocation of attention to relevant information are key functions needed in today's work life, especially in knowledge work. Supporting these essential functions e.g., with intelligent glasses, can increase working fluency and decrease work-related strain. This study shows how work-related stress is associated with the ability to flexibly disengage and reorient cognitive (attention) resources. The results suggest that cognitive weariness related to job-burnout impairs fluent and flexible attentional allocation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages643-646
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6869-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers 2019,
    UbiComp/ISWC '19
    - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

    Conference

    ConferenceACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers 2019,
    UbiComp/ISWC '19
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period11/09/1913/09/19

    Keywords

    • Eyewear
    • Cognitive strain
    • Job-burnout
    • Saccade
    • Visual attention
    • Overt attentional shift

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