Measuring immersion and affect in a brain-computer interface game

Gido Hakvoort, Hayrettin Gürkök, D. Plass - Oude Bos, Michel Obbink, Mannes Poel

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    Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have widely been used in medical applications, to facilitate making selections. However, whether they are suitable for recreational applications is unclear as they have rarely been evaluated for user experience. As the scope of the BCI applications is expanding from medical to recreational use, the expectations of BCIs are also changing. Although the performance of BCIs is still important, finding suitable BCI modalities and investigating their influence on user experience demand more and more attention. In this study a BCI selection method and a comparable non-BCI selection method were integrated into a computer game to evaluate user experience in terms of immersion and affect. An experiment with seventeen participants showed that the BCI selection method was more immersive and positively affective than the non-BCI selection method. Participants also seemed to be more indulgent towards the BCI selection method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011
    Subtitle of host publication3th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011, Proceedings, Part I
    EditorsPedro Campos, Nicholas Graham, Joaquim Jorge, Nuno Nunes, Philippe Palanque, Marco Winckler
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23774-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23773-7
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
    Event13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011
    Abbreviated titleINTERACT


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    • EWI-20468
    • IR-77983


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