Risk Avoidance Through Reliable Attention Management at Control Room Workstations

  • Rico GanßaugeEmail author
  • Annette Hoppe
  • Anna-Sophia Henke
  • Norman Reßut
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Nowadays the occupation in control rooms is becoming more and more important [1]. Working there requires highly responsible action. Control rooms often contain many screens [2], so important signals are potentially located out of the direct field of view. Detecting signals there is more difficult. The goal of the study is to identify signals’ properties, which guide the operators’ attention reliably. This is accomplished by capturing the attention within the direct field of view. Simultaneously stimuli are placed in the peripheral field of view on a background with visual ambient noise. Detection rate and -time are recorded. First results of the ongoing study are presented here. Later work-design indications are to be derived and put into practice, to foster a human-oriented design, resulting in a more secure work in control rooms. The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds the project (No. 358406233).


Control room Peripheral filed of view Signal detection Human-oriented design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rico Ganßauge
    • 1
    Email author
  • Annette Hoppe
    • 1
  • Anna-Sophia Henke
    • 1
  • Norman Reßut
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Ergonomics and Industrial PsychologyBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

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