Recognition of curiosity using eye movement analysis

Sabrina Hoppe, Tobias Loetscher, Stephanie Morey, Andreas Bulling
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - UbiComp '15  
Among the different personality traits that guide our behaviour, curiosity is particularly interesting for context-aware assistive systems as it is closely linked to our well-being and the way we learn. This work proposes eye movement analysis for automatic recognition of different levels of curiosity. We present a 26-participant gaze dataset recorded during a real-world shopping task with empirically validated curiosity questionnaires as ground truth. Using a support vector machine classifier
more » ... nd a leave-one-person-out evaluation scheme we can discriminate between two to four classes of standard curiosity scales well above chance. These results are promising and point towards a new class of context-aware systems that take the user's curiosity into account, thereby enabling new types of interaction and user adaptation.
doi:10.1145/2800835.2800910 dblp:conf/huc/HoppeLMB15 fatcat:ov6kvg5rnfhgveszzsow7iuf4q