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AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephalography - EEG) as well as eye movements (electrooculography - EOG) to measure different cognitive processes in real time, including cognitive load, fatigue, engagement, and focus (please check our FAQ on this page for the definitions!). The device can be used for passive or active interventions, for example to monitor the state of the user, providing gentle audio or haptic feedback when the user is less attentive (driving scenario) or adapting the environment when cognitive overload is detected (blocking the notifications). The system can operate in a standalone, non-networked fashion to ensure privacy of the collected data. The use of the AttentivU glasses can be limited to just those moments when the user decides they want to learn to sustain their attention.
We have tested the first generation prototype of the device in workplace (check the paper here ) and learning settings (check the paper here and here) with over 100 subjects. We performed experiments with people studying or working by themselves, viewing online lectures as well as listening to a professor at the university. We have now completed the first test of the glasses prototype (check the paper here) with more than 30 subjects who were performing a driving task in a simulator overnight when their attention waned, and the system reminded them with a sound or with a vibration to pay attention to the road . This research paper was rewarded with the honorable mention award at the 2019 AutoUI conference (paper will appear in the end of September 2019). Please check the dedicated page about the car use case scenarios here.
To learn more about AttentivU - please check its website.
Please check the FAQ (bottom of this page) if you have more questions about the project and/or want to collaborate with us!