Audio Bookmarking Interface Using Physiological Signals


Physiological Signal, Human-Computer Interaction, Galvanic Skin Conductance (GSR)


We demonstrate a novel interaction paradigm driven by implicit, low-attention user control, accomplished by monitoring a user’s physiological state. We have designed and prototyped this interaction for a first use case of bookmarking an audio stream, to holistically explore the implicit interaction concept. A listener’s galvanic skin conductance (GSR) is monitored for orienting responses (ORs) to external interruptions; our research prototype then automatically bookmarks the media such that the user can attend to the interruption, then resume listening from the point heshe is interrupted.

Related Publication(s):

  1. Now, where was I? – Physiologically-Triggered Bookmarking
    • International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2011
    • Pan, M., Cheng, G., Himmetoglu, G., Moon, A., Hazelton, T., MacLean, K., Croft E. A.
  2. Galvanic skin response-derived bookmarking of an audio stream
    • Extended Abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA ) 2011
    • Pan, M.K.X.J., Chang, J.-S., Himmetoglu, G.H., Moon, A., Hazelton, T.W., MacLean, K.E., Croft, E.A.

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