University of Oulu

Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Jorge Goncalves, Juan García, Simon Klakegg, Sirkka Rissanen, Hannu Rintamäki, Jari Hannu, and Vassilis Kostakos. 2016. Situational impairments to mobile interaction in cold environments. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 85-96. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2971648.2971734

Situational impairments to mobile interaction in cold environments

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Author: Sarsenbayeva, Zhanna1; Goncalves, Jorge1; García, Juan1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
2Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Oulu, Finland
3Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201709128584
Language: English
Published: ACM, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-09-02
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Abstract

We evaluate the situational impairments caused by cold ambient temperature on fine-motor movement and vigilance during mobile interaction. For this purpose, we tested two mobile phone applications that measure fine motor skills and vigilance in controlled temperature settings. Our results show that cold adversely affected participants’ fine-motor skills performance, but not vigilance. Based on our results we highlight the importance of correcting measurements when investigating performance of cognitive tasks to take into account the physical element of the tasks. Finally, we identify a number of design recommendations from literature that can mitigate the adverse effect of cold ambiance on interaction with mobile devices.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-4461-6
Pages: 85 - 96
DOI: 10.1145/2971648.2971734
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/2971648.2971734
Host publication: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '16)
Conference: 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 285062-iCYCLE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE), and the European Commission (Grants PCIG11-GA-2012-322138, 645706-GRAGE, and 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI)
EU Grant Number: (645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
(322138) URBANMOB - Modelling Urban Mobility in City-Scale Ubiquitous Systems
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
285062
286386
285459
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285062 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Sarsenbayeva, Goncalves, García, Klakegg, Rissanen, Rintamäki, Hannu, Kostakos | ACM 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '16), https://doi.org/10.1145/2971648.2971734