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  • Kathrin Pollmann



    Kathrin Pollmann

    Human-Computer Interaction

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    Fraunhofer IAO
    Nobelstraße 12
    70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Phone +49 711 970-2347
  • Mathias Vukelic


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    Mathias Vukelic

    Human-Computer Interaction

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    Fraunhofer IAO
    Nobelstraße 12
    70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Phone +49 711 970-5183
NeuroLab Foto: Ludmilla Parsyak, © Fraunhofer IAO

Research topics

When it comes to technological developments for our digitalized working world, human needs and requirements should take center stage. Only then can we design human-machine systems that add value and are user friendly.

Among other things, scientists at the Neurolab are addressing the following questions:

  • Are users relaxed or stressed when they use technology?
  • How high is the cognitive load while working?
  • How can technology design be used to create a positive user experience?

Equipment

The following measuring techniques are employed:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) to record electrical activity in the brain
  • Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure oxygen saturation in the brain’s blood vessels
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) to determine the heart rate
  • Electro-oculography (EOG) and electromyography (EMG) to record muscle activity and eye movements
  • Electrodermal activity (EDA) and galvanic skin response (GSR) measurements

These neuropsychological methods are supplemented by data obtained from subjective assessments and behavioral observations in order to obtain as comprehensive a picture as possible of the user’s experiences, emotional responses and needs.

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