Sustained Attention Function Evaluation during Cooking Based on Egocentric Vision

Sho Ooi, Mutsuo Sano, Hajime Tabuchi, Fumie Saito, Satoshi Umeda

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The attention function has been classified into (i) sustained attention, (ii) selective attention, (iii) controlled attention, (iv) distributed attention, and (v) capacity for attention. Ordinarily, in order to evaluate the function of attention, the digital cancellation test (D-CAT) or trail making test (TMT) are employed. However, these evaluations are in the form of paper tests, and cannot effectively evaluate small changes in activities daily of living in real time. Accordingly, we focus on human behavior during the act of cooking, in which multitasking is common and many types of ordinary movements are performed. We previously proposed a method of evaluating distributive attention during cooking and showed its effectiveness. In this study, a method for evaluating sustained attention is proposed. Specifically, we acquire an egocentric video by an egocentric vision and estimate line-of-sight based on the visual attention model that is integrated from the three kind of models (category-specific attention, top-down attention, and bottom-up attention). After that, we define line-to-sight information from high saliency area on the visual attention model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629369
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 28
Event19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2017 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2017 Dec 112017 Dec 13


Other19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China


  • activites daily of living
  • attention function
  • egocentric vision
  • focuesd attention
  • visual attention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Sensory Systems

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