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Using Computer Peripheral Devices to Measure Attentiveness

  • Dalila DurãesEmail author
  • Davide Carneiro
  • Javier Bajo
  • Paulo Novais
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 473)

Abstract

Attention is strongly connected with learning and when it comes to acquiring new knowledge, attention is one the most important mechanisms. The learner’s attention affects learning results and can define the success or failure of a student. The negative effects are especially significant when carrying out long or demanding tasks, as often happens in an assessment. This paper presents a monitoring system using computer peripheral devices. Two classes were monitored, a regular one and an assessment one. Results show that it is possible to measure attentiveness in a non-intrusive way.

Keywords

Attentiveness Learning activities Mental fatigue Stress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalila Durães
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Carneiro
    • 2
    • 3
  • Javier Bajo
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceTechnical University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Algoritmi CenterMinho UniversityBragaPortugal
  3. 3.CIICESI, ESTGFPolytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal

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