Employing consumer electronic devices in physiological and emotional evaluation of common driving activities

Vadim Melnicuk, Stewart Birrell, Elizabeth Crundall, Paul Jennings

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It is important to equip future vehicles with an onboard system capable of tracking and analyzing driver state in real-Time in order to mitigate the risk of human error occurrence in manual or semi-Autonomous driving. This study aims to provide some supporting evidence for adoption of consumer grade electronic devices in driver state monitoring. The study adopted repeated measure design and was performed in high-fidelity driving simulator. Total of 39 participants of mixed age and gender have taken part in the user trials. The mobile application was developed to demonstrate how a mobile device can act as a host for a driver state monitoring system, support connectivity, synchronization, and storage of driver state related measures from multiple devices. The results of this study showed that multiple physiological measures, sourced from consumer grade electronic devices, can be used to successfully distinguish task complexities across common driving activities. For instance, galvanic skin response and some heart rate derivatives were found to be correlated to overall subjective workload ratings. Furthermore, emotions were captured and showed to be affected by extreme driving situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIV 2017 - 28th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509048045
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2017 - Redondo Beach, United States
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings


Conference28th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation


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