PervaSafe Computing: Pattern-Based Wearable Assistants for Safety-Critical Human-Computer Interaction in Control Rooms
The main objectives of this project are to derive a pattern language for scalable interaction design in control rooms and to design a wearable framework for control room operators, determining how wearable technologies can be used both to implement the aforementioned design patterns and to evaluate their usage in-situ and unsupervised. As part of these studies, control room operators’ cognitive load and affective state are modeled on a user-worn computer and used to influence information flow to the operator. This attention model is used to present alarms and other control room events appropriately. The wearable framework also assists operators in log-keeping of processes/tasks at hand, using wearable sensors that detect specific manual actions. The resulting design patterns and their realization with the aid of wearable assistants will be validated and evaluated in highly realistic but reproducible settings with actual control room operators, with respect to usability and user experience. User experience research is guided by the question: Do control room operators perceive a wearable assistant based on design patterns as patronization (with respect to autonomy or expertise) or support (with respect to safety)
A Matter of Annotation: An Empirical Study on In Situ and Self-Recall Activity Annotations from Wearable Sensors
Hoelzemann, A. and Van Laerhoven, K.
Annotation Methods for Human Activity Detection with Wearable Sensors
Scalable Human Computer Interaction in Control Rooms as Pervasive Computing Environments
Flegel, N., Van Laerhoven, K. and Mentler, T.
Enhancing Interaction Design for Safety-Critical Pervasive Computing Environments
Control Rooms in Safety Critical Contexts: Design, Engineering and Evaluation Issues
Mentler, T., Palanque, P., Boll, S., Johnson, C. and Van Laerhoven, K.
Advancing Human-Computer Interaction in Evolving Control Room Environments
Whereables? Examining Personal Technology Adoption in Contemporary Control Rooms
Flegel, N., Poehler, J., Mentler, T. and Van Laerhoven, K.
IEEE Pervasive Computing 2023
Examining Control Room Operators' Attitudes Towards Wearables Technologies in Critical Environments
Towards Control Rooms as Human-Centered Pervasive Computing Environments
Flegel, N., Poehler, J., Van Laerhoven, K. and Mentler, T.
Design Challenges and Framework for Wearable Assistants in Safety-Critical Environments
A Gaze-Supported Mouse Interaction Design Concept for State-of-the-Art Control Rooms
Flegel, N., Pick, C. and Mentler, T.
Enhancing Control Room Operator Efficiency and Usability Through Gaze-Supported Mouse Interaction
Autonomy and Safety: A Quantitative Study with Control Room Operators on Affinity for Technology Interaction and Wish for Pervasive Computing Solutions
Flegel, N., Wessel, D., Pöhler, J., Van Laerhoven, K., and Mentler, T.
ACM CHI 2023
Assessing Operator Attitudes Towards Novel Technology in Safety-Critical Control Rooms
LstSim-Extended: Towards Monitoring Interaction and Beyond in Web-Based Control Room Simulations
Poehler, J., Flegel, N., Mentler, T. and Van Laerhoven, K.
Assessing Interaction Design and Physiological Data in Emergency Dispatch Control Rooms
- Hoelzemann Alexander, and Kristof Van Laerhoven. 2023. A Matter of Annotation: An Empirical Study on In Situ and Self-Recall Activity Annotations from Wearable Sensors. arXiv preprint arXiv:2305.08752 (2023). https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.08752
Poehler Jonas, Flegel Nadine, Mentler Tilo, Laerhoven, Kristof Van. LstSim-Extended: Towards Monitoring Interaction and Beyond in Web-Based Control Room Simulations. 2021. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 345-356. Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-98388-8_30
Mentler Tilo, Palanque Philippe, Boll Susanne, Johnson Chris, Laerhoven Kristof Van. 2021. Control Rooms in Safety Critical Contexts: Design, Engineering and Evaluation Issues. In Human-Computer Interaction–INTERACT 2021: 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Bari, Italy, August 30–September 3, 2021, Proceedings, Part V 18 (pp. 530-535). Springer International Publishing. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-85607-6_72
Flegel Nadine, Pick Christian, Mentler Tilo. 2021. A Gaze-Supported Mouse Interaction Design Concept for State-of-the-Art Control Rooms. In Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications IV: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET–AI 2021), April 28-30, 2021, Strasbourg, France 4 (pp. 208-216). Springer International Publishing. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-74009-2_26