SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration
Online ISSN : 1884-9970
Print ISSN : 1882-4889
ISSN-L : 1882-4889
Special Issue on Fundamentals and Applications of Smart Sensing
Investigation of Dynamic Transition of Learning Contents Based on Brain Waves
Shun TANABEHideaki TOUYAMAYu NAKAYAMAYoshito TOBE
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2019 Volume 12 Issue 4 Pages 142-148

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With the spread of the Internet, e-learning which is a way of learning using information technology has become popular. Although lecture videos in e-learning are designed so that many learners can understand, they do not take into consideration individual differences of learners. To address this problem, we designed a system that can grasp the concentration state of learners using electroencephalogram and dynamically provide contents according to the state. Moreover, we defined a metric using alpha waves in brain waves acquired from the occipital region as an index of changing learning materials used in the system. It enables providing suitable contents to each learner. In this research, we investigated the usefulness of the index and compared it with other brain waves such as theta waves and beta waves. As a result, it was confirmed that the proposed index was useful to extract learners who are relatively concentrating and not relatively concentrating. Moreover, it was suggested that alpha waves were more useful as the index for concentrating state than other waves.

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