Assistive Visual Cues for Visual Neglect Patients

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Andreas Køllund Pedersen
  • Per Bjerre
4. semester, Medialogi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Previous research on exogenous and endogenous cues has shown how they direct attention and improve interaction speed and error rate in applications. However, most studies focus on people with normal sight. People suffering from visual neglect have difficulties attending to parts of the visual field. One treatment method calls for the use of strong visual cues to remind patients of their neglected area and help guide their attention to it. Therefore, we examine the effects of endogenous and exogenous cues on visual neglect patients. Our results showed that visual neglect patients perform better with endogenous cues, when targets are within their neglected area. In some cases, combining exogenous and endogenous cues improve performance further. However, the performance varies greatly between patients. Using one neglect patient as an example, we saw that the best endogenous cue had an average acquisition time of 3.5 seconds compared to 6.5 for the best exogenous. Combining exogenous and endogenous cues further improved acquisition time to 2.8 seconds.
Udgivelsesdato1 jul. 2015
Antal sider11
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