Extending Attention Span for Children with ADHD using an Attentive Visual Interface

Othman Asiry, Haifeng Shen, Theodor Wyeld, Soher Balkhy

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018
EditorsJoao Moura Pires, Nuno Miguel Soares Datia, Giuseppe Polese, Marco Temperini, Filippo Sciarrone, Michele Risi, Gilles Venturini, Tania Di Mascio, Rocco Zaccagnino, Vincenzo Deufemia, Delfina Malandrino, Paloma Diaz, Antonio Fernandez Anta, Ebad Banissi, Theodor G. Wyeld, Muhammad Sarfraz, Fatma Bouali, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Fragkiskos Papadopoulo, Ugo Erra, Veronica Rossano, Anna Ursyn, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Rita Francese
Place of PublicationPiscataway, New Jersey
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages188-193
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672020
ISBN (Print)9781538672020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2018
Event2018 22nd International Conference on Information Visualisation: Biomedical visualisation, visualisation on built and rural environments & geometric modelling and imaging - Fisciano, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201813 Jul 2018
Conference number: 22nd
https://doi.org/10.1109/IV45327.2018 (Conference link)

Publication series

NameInformation Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018

Conference

Conference2018 22nd International Conference on Information Visualisation
Abbreviated titleIV 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFisciano
Period10/07/1813/07/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Head tracking
  • Mouse tracking
  • ADHD
  • Colour Scheme
  • Attentive User Interface
  • Color scheme
  • Mouse Tracking
  • Head Tracking

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