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Visibility of Wearable Sensors as measured using Eye Tracking Glasses

Authors: 

Meggan King, Feiyan Hu, Joanna McHugh, Emma Murphy, Eamonn Newman, Kate Irving, Alan Smeaton

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
Sensor technologies can enable independent living for people with dementia by monitoring their behaviour and identifying points where support may be required. Wearable sensors can provide such support but may constitute a source of stigma for the user if they are perceived as visible and therefore ob- trusive. This paper presents an empirical investigation exploring the extent to which wearable sensors are perceived as visible. 23 Participants wore eye track- ing glasses, which superimposed the location of their gaze onto video data of their panorama. Participants were led to believe that the research entailed a sub- jective evaluation of the eye tracking glasses. A researcher wore one of two wearable sensors during the evaluation enabling us to measure the extent to which participants fixated on the sensor during a one-on-one meeting. Results are presented on the general visibility and potential fixations on two wearable sensors, a wrist-work actigraph and a lifelogging camera, during normal con- versation between two people.
Proceedings: 
Evolving Ambient Intelligence. Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 413: AmI 2013 Workshops
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.NA
Publication Date: 
03/12/2013
Volume: 
213
Pages: 
23-32
Conference Location: 
Ireland
Research Group: 
Institution: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
Open access repository: 
Yes