Introducing peripheral awareness as a neurological state for human-computer integration

Josh Andres, m.c. schraefel, Nathan Semertzidis, Brahmi Dwivedi, Yutika C Kulwe, Juerg von Kaenel, Floyd ‘Floyd’ Mueller

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Abstract

In this work we introduce peripheral awareness as a neurological state for real-time human-computer integration, where the human is assisted by a computer to interact with the world. Changes to the field of view in peripheral awareness have been linked with quality of human performance. This instinctive narrowing of vision that occurs as a threat is perceived has implications in activities that benefit from the user having a wide field of view, such as cycling to navigate the environment. We present "Ena", a novel EEG-eBike system that draws from the user's neural activity to determine when the user is in a state of peripheral awareness to regulate engine support. A study with 20 participants revealed various themes and tactics suggesting that peripheral awareness as a neurological state is viable to align human-machine integration with internal bodily processes. Ena suggests that our work facilitates a safe and enjoyable human-computer integration experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsJoanna McGrenere, Andy Cockburn
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020 - Honolulu , United States of America
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
Conference number: 38th
https://chi2020.acm.org (Website)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3313831 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleCHI 2020
CountryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Human-computer-Integration
  • human-system partnership
  • Inbodied interaction
  • peripheral awareness

Cite this

Andres, J., schraefel, M. C., Semertzidis, N., Dwivedi, B., C Kulwe, Y., von Kaenel, J., & Mueller, F. F. (2020). Introducing peripheral awareness as a neurological state for human-computer integration. In J. McGrenere, & A. Cockburn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [1] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376128