Relation between mental workload and useful field of view in elderly

Kimihiro Yamanaka*, Kohei Shioda, Mitsuyuki Kawakami

*Corresponding author for this work

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The aim of this study is to clarify the relation between mental workload and the useful field of view in elderly. To examine the mental workload relative to the size of the useful field of view, an experiment was conducted with 24 participants (group 1: ages 22–24, group 2: ages 60–75). In the primary task, participants responded to visual markers appearing in a computer display. The useful field of view and the results of the secondary task for mental workload were measured. In the mental workload task, participants solved numerical operations designed to increase the mental workload. The experimental conditions in this task were divided into three categories (Repeat Aloud, Addition, and No Task), where No Task meant no mental task was given. The mental workload was changed in a stepwise manner. The quantitative assessment confirmed that the useful field of view narrows with the increase in the mental workload.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2016 – Posters’ Extended Abstracts - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319405476
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 172016 Jul 22

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016


  • Comparison of younger and elderly
  • Mental workload
  • Useful field of view
  • Visual information processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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