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Continuous Alertness Assessments: Using EOG Glasses to Unobtrusively Monitor Fatigue Levels In-The-Wild

Benjamin Tag, Andrew W Vargo, Aman Gupta, George Chernyshov, Kai Kunze, Tilman Dingler

Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19 | ACM | Published : 2019


As the day progresses, cognitive functions are subject to fluctuations. While the circadian process results in diurnal peaks and drops, the homeostatic process manifests itself in a steady decline of alertness across the day. Awareness of these changes allows the design of proactive recommender and warning systems, which encourage demanding tasks during periods of high alertness and flag accident-prone activities in low alertness states. In contrast to conventional alertness assessments, which are often limited to lab conditions, bulky hardware, or interruptive self-assessments, we base our approach on eye blink frequency data known to directly relate to fatigue levels. Using electrooculogra..

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Awarded by JST (Sakigake/Presto)

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all participants of our study. We further would like to thank Shoya Ishimaru from the University of Kaiserslautern and DFKI Kaiserslautern for his support and advice on eye blink detection. This research was supported by JST (Sakigake/Presto), Grant No: JP-MJPR16D4.