Extending attention span for children with ADHD using an attentive visual interface

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Asiry, Othman, Shen, Haifeng, Balkhy, Soher and Wyeld, Theodor. (2018). Extending attention span for children with ADHD using an attentive visual interface. International Conference Information Visualisation. United States of America: IEEE Computer Society. pp. 188 - 193 https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2018.00041
AuthorsAsiry, Othman, Shen, Haifeng, Balkhy, Soher and Wyeld, Theodor
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common developmental disorder usually accompanying other developmental disorders including speech, language and reading. Children with ADHD tend to lose attention after a short period of time. Extending the attention span for those children could help them do better in school and in life. The aim of this work is to assess the role of text color (highlighting, contrast, sharpening) on the attention of children with ADHD while they are reading. Attention is tracked via the two modalities of webcam and mouse as some ADHD children have difficulties in maintaining the calibration of webcam. Visual color schemes are modified to evaluate different ways of maintaining attention. The results reveal that: (a) all color schemes have a significant effect on attention span, (b) highlighting has the greatest effect regardless of tracking modality, and (c) the degree of effect is subject to the tracking modality.

KeywordsImage color analysis; Mice; Webcams; Color; Calibration; Monitoring; Visualization; Head Tracking; Mouse Tracking; ADHD; Color scheme; Attentive User Interface
Year2018
JournalProc. 22th IEEE International Conference Information Visualisation
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2018.00041
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85060128210
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Research GroupPeter Faber Business School
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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