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Comparing the Levels of Frustration between an Eye-Tracker and a Mouse: A Pilot Study

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This paper tries to identify increases in user frustration when using Eye-Tracking devices as compared to common interfacing devices like a standard mouse. For this, we used an electroencephalograph (EEG) to measure frustration levels while users navigated within a maze using each of the referred devices. Results from the analysis performed on the EEG data indicate that Eye-tracking has the same amount of frustration as a standard mouse for common mouse tracking tasks. In addition, a correlation between the user’s reported frustration and the extracted EEG data could not be found rendering the above result virtually invalid. The users’ self-reported frustration lends support to our hypothesis but it still is not statistically significant and hence does not confirm the hypothesis.

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  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Natural User Interfaces
  • Eye-Tracker
  • Mouse
  • Electroencephalography

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Noronha, H., Sol, R., Vourvopoulos, A. (2013). Comparing the Levels of Frustration between an Eye-Tracker and a Mouse: A Pilot Study. In: Holzinger, A., Ziefle, M., Hitz, M., Debevc, M. (eds) Human Factors in Computing and Informatics. SouthCHI 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7946. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_7

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