Experiment and Analysis on Visual Field and Fixation when Going Upstairs and Downstairs

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Abstract

People' visual information when walking on stairs is regarded an important variable that may affect their posture and balance in previous studies, but the detail of their eye movement remains unclear. In this study, we focus on people's eye-movement when walking on stairs and design an experiment to examine subjects' visual information (visual field and fixation) and possible influencing factors by using a mobile eye tracker. Based on data analysis, our results proved that the movement of going up/down stairs are significantly related to subjects' visual field. The results also indicated that the factor of subjects' gender affects both visual field and average number of fixation, but the factor of load-carrying situation only affects visual field. Some foundational insights of this study can be used to detect the fall risk for the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education, ITME 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages163-167
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677438
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 26
Event9th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education, ITME 2018 - Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Duration: 2018 Oct 192018 Oct 21

Publication series

NameProceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education, ITME 2018

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education, ITME 2018
CountryChina
CityHangzhou, Zhejiang
Period18/10/1918/10/21

Keywords

  • Eye-movement analysis
  • Eye-tracking
  • Fixation
  • Stairs walking
  • Visual field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Education

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