Measuring users’ mental strain when performing technology based surgical tasks on a surgical simulator using thermal imaging technology

J.R. Pluyter, A.F. Rutkowski, J.J. Jakimowicz, C. Saunders

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    Abstract

    Information Systems (IS) researchers rely heavily on self-report measures, especially when studying the use, impact and adoption of Information Technology(IT). Recently psycho physiological and neuro physiological tools have been presented as an efficient way to gather measures and improve IS theory. The study presents thermal imaging as a technology that can be used to uncover different dimensions of IT constructs such as mental strain in high-tech contexts. Mental strain is an important factor in understanding the effects of using a new IT. Such complementary measures to self-reported scales can be used to triangulate results and reduce common method variance. In this paper we describe the use of thermal imagery to assess the effectiveness of curriculum protocols in handling stress when learning technology based surgery. Practical applications of the use of thermal imagery are then presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2012)
    EditorsH.R. Sprague Jr.
    Place of PublicationWailea, Maui, Hawaii
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages2920-2926
    ISBN (Print)9780769545257
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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