ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
Online ISSN : 2186-7364
ISSN-L : 2186-7364
Regular Section
[Paper] Automatic Collection of Dual-task Human Behavior for Analysis of Cognitive Function
Fumio OkuraIkuhisa MitsugamiMasataka NiwaKota AokiChengju ZhouYasushi Yagi
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2018 Volume 6 Issue 2 Pages 138-150


The performance of dual task, simultaneously performing two tasks, is a useful measure of a person's cognitive abilities because it creates a heavier load on the brain than single tasks. Large-scale datasets of dual-task behavior are required to quantitatively analyze the relationships among dual-task performance, cognitive functions, and personal attributes such as age. We present an automatic data collection system for dual-task behavior that can be installed in public spaces without an operator in attendance. The system is designed as an entertainment kiosk to attract participants. We used the system to collect a large-scale dataset consisting of more than 70,000 sessions of dual-task behavior, in conjunction with a long-running exhibition in a science museum. The resultant dataset, which includes sensor data such as RGB-D image sequences, can be used for learning- and vision-based investigations of human cognitive functions.

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