Pilots’ latency of first fixation and dwell among regions of interest on the flight deck

Hong Fa Ho, Hui Sheng Su, Wen Chin Li, Chung San Yu, Graham Braithwaite

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Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study is to investigate the differences of eye movements among three different flight backgrounds. There were eleven participants (2 military pilots with average 2,250 flying hours, 6 commercial pilots with average 5,360 flying hours, and 3 novices). All participants wear a mobile eye tracker during the experiment operating a Boeing 747 flight simulator for landing. The eye tracker recorded all participants’ eye movement data automatically. The average values of the latency of first fixation (LFF) and the total contact time (TCT) for five regions of interest (ROIs) are used to examine proposed hypotheses. The findings include: (1) participants of different flight backgrounds have different sequences of viewing ROIs; (2) participants of military pilots and novices spent most of time viewing the outside of cockpit (ROI-3); however, participants of commercial pilots spent most of time viewing the Primary Flight Display (ROI-1). Current research findings might be applied for developing conversion training for military pilots conversed to civil airlines pilots. The fundamental reasons of why pilots viewing ROIs in different sequence and spending significant different time on the ROIs needed to be studied further in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 13th International Conference, EPCE 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages389-396
Number of pages8
Volume9736
ISBN (Print)9783319400297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event13th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2016 and Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 172016 Jul 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9736
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2016 and Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period16/7/1716/7/22

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Keywords

  • Attention distribution
  • Eye movement
  • Fixation duration
  • Flight deck design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Ho, H. F., Su, H. S., Li, W. C., Yu, C. S., & Braithwaite, G. (2016). Pilots’ latency of first fixation and dwell among regions of interest on the flight deck. In Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 13th International Conference, EPCE 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9736, pp. 389-396). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9736). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40030-3_38