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?
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.