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Comparison of Braiding Skills Between Expert and Non-experts by Eye’s Movement Measurement

  • Kontawat Chottikampon
  • Suchalinee Mathurosemontri
  • Hitoshi Marui
  • Porakoch Sirisuwan
  • Akihiko Goto
  • Tadashi Uozumi
  • Miyako Inoda
  • Makiko Tada
  • Hiroyuki Nishimoto
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9184)

Abstract

A braiding rope is the Japanese traditional rope that a quality and beauty of them have depended on the skill and experience of a braider. In this research, the skill of a expert and two non-experts who practice the braiding everyday and every week, respectively were measured and compared through the eye’s movement measurement and observed the braiding rope quality. The measurement was carried out every month for three times. It was found that the expert show the constant of eye’s focus at the center of marudai plate and reveled a complete pattern of braiding rope. For two non-experts, their eye’s movement wobbled around marudai plate for all trials. However, the braiding speed and quality were developed by the regular training. There are no the defects in the ropes in the trial 2 and 3.

Keywords

Braiding Kumihimo Eye’s movement measurement Braiding skill 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kontawat Chottikampon
    • 1
  • Suchalinee Mathurosemontri
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Marui
    • 1
  • Porakoch Sirisuwan
    • 1
  • Akihiko Goto
    • 2
  • Tadashi Uozumi
    • 3
  • Miyako Inoda
    • 1
  • Makiko Tada
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Nishimoto
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Osaka Sangyo UniversityDaitoJapan
  3. 3.Gifu UniversityGifuJapan

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