A Non-invasive Approach to Detect and Monitor Acute Mental Fatigue

  • André Pimenta
  • Davide Carneiro
  • José Neves
  • Paulo Novais
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8482)


In our day to day, we often experience a sense of being tired due to mental or physical workload. Along with that, there is also a feeling of degrading performance, even after the completion of simple tasks. These mental states however, are often not felt consciously or are ignored. This is an attitude that may result in human error, failure, and may lead to potential health problems together with a decrease in quality of life. States of acute mental fatigue may be detected with the close monitoring of certain indicators, such as productivity, performance and health indicators. In this paper, a model and prototype are proposed to detect and monitor acute acute fatigue, based on non-invasive Human-computer Interaction (HCI). This approach will enable the development of better working environments, with an impact on the quality of life and the work produced.


Acute Mental Fatigue Human Computer Interaction Behavior Biometrics Monitoring Pattern Recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Pimenta
    • 1
  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
  • José Neves
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  1. 1.CCTC/DI - Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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