Interface design of a central monitoring device taking cognitive aging into account

Keiji Ogata, Satoru Suto, Takatsune Kumada, Katsumi Watanabe, Toru Ifukube

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Abstract

A purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between the usability of information technology devices in business use and the cognitive characteristics of aged people. A central control room is a workplace often staffed with aging personnel. In order to investigate what kind of a decline in cognitive function of older adults affects their operational abilities, we tested participants who were then classified into three groups according to the type of decline in their cognitive characteristics: a decline in working memory (WM), a decline in visual attention (AT), or a decline in task-switching (TS). In addition, people with completely normal cognitive function were recruited as a control group. A simulator of a central monitoring device was prepared to examine performance of an inspection operation. Reaction time data showed a significant difference between the controls and the WM group (p<.05). For the error ratio, a significant difference was seen between controls and the TS group (p<.05). Performance on the inspection task was negatively affected by the decline in working memory and in task switching. Based on these results, we discuss a design that can compensate for such cognitive aging effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011 - Conference Digest
Pages2455-2460
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 23
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 92011 Oct 12

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period11/10/911/10/12

Keywords

  • central monitoring device
  • cognitive aging
  • usability
  • workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Ogata, K., Suto, S., Kumada, T., Watanabe, K., & Ifukube, T. (2011). Interface design of a central monitoring device taking cognitive aging into account. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2011 - Conference Digest (pp. 2455-2460). [6084046] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2011.6084046