Publications and papers from and about the See Far project focusing on supporting ageing workforce with vision deficiencies in Europe.


Review of eye tracking metrics involved in emotional and cognitive processes

Abstract

Eye behaviour provides valuable information revealing one’s higher cognitive functions and state of affect. Although eye tracking is gaining ground in the research community, it is not yet a popular approach for the detection of emotional and cognitive states. In this paper, we present a review of eye and pupil tracking related metrics (such as gaze, fixations, saccades, blinks, pupil size variation, etc.) utilized towards the detection of emotional and cognitive processes, focusing on visual attention, emotional arousal and cognitive workload. Besides, we investigate their involvement as well as the computational recognition methods employed for the reliable emotional and cognitive assessment. The publicly available datasets employed in relevant research efforts were collected and their specifications and other pertinent details are described. The multimodal approaches which combine eye-tracking features with other modalities (e.g. biosignals), along with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques were also surveyed in terms of their recognition/classification accuracy. The limitations, current open research problems and prospective future research directions were discussed for the usage of eye-tracking as the primary sensor modality. This study aims to comprehensively present the most robust and significant eye/pupil metrics based on available literature towards the development of a robust emotional or cognitive computational model.


Concerted paper between partners and projects: THE ROLE OF AI TECHNOLOGIES IN WORKING THROUGH COVID-19 AND ITS AFTERMATH

See Far project, together with other six projects have worked recently on the non-scientific paper regarding the role of AI technologies in working through COVID-19 and its aftermath. This close collaboration was led by

SmartWork project http://www.smartworkproject.eu/

And joint by:

Ageing@Work: https://ageingatwork-project.eu/

BIONIC https://bionic-h2020.eu/

CO-ADAPT https://coadapt-project.eu/

See Far https://www.see-far.eu/

sustAGE https://www.sustage.eu/

WorkingAge https://www.workingage.eu/

See Far project had an active effort and role to elaborate and write about the digital solutions and systems to the Covid – 19 implication in different work environments.

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THE ROLE OF AI TECHNOLOGIES IN WORKING THROUGH COVID-19 AND ITS AFTERMATH

THE ROLE OF AI TECHNOLOGIES IN WORKING THROUGH COVID-19 AND ITS AFTERMATH

The main aims of the concerted paper are to:

  • reflect and share about the COVID-19 implications to the work environments, now that teleworking turned into a main instrument and necessity for us all;
  • understand how the digital solutions and systems could be developed, adapted, optimized or applied to better respond to the pandemic context challenges.

The contributions collected followed three proposed guiding questions, although the contributing partners were free to explore other relevant aspects, in their understanding:

  • How can technology apply to the work environment be leveraged to respond to the emerging challenges raised by COVID-19?
  • Are there changes to the actual priorities and needs, considering the pandemic situation?
  • Is this an opportunity for projects such as SmartWork to underline the needs to introduce a digital revolution in the workplace?

During the next pages, all the different contributions are aligned. The individual contributions and opinions of SmartWork partners are constituting Chapter 1. Chapter 2 collects the contributions provided by the different projects that were funded under the same call.

Some similarities can be highlighted:

  • The desire to leverage the existing knowledge to rapidly respond to the challenges of this new (even if hopefully temporary) era;
  • The understanding of the challenges ahead and the will to overcome them collectively.

 

The collective first step is already the creation of this common paper. It is surely a positive sign for the future. But also some conclusions can be drawn:

  • COVID-19 impacted the way we live, work and spend free time severely,
  • It has effects on physical and mental health and wellbeing,

AI can play a great role in providing solutions, not only during the emergency but also in the long-term, and not only for the office workers but also for the more traditional industries.