Human-Centred Sensing

Human-centred sensing research offers insight into human performance and cognition at work

Human-centred sensing, including those using physiological measures, is being explored as a way to provide new insight into human performance and cognition in work domains. In DigiTOP, our research has evaluated multiple types of physiological sensing technology, including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), facial thermography, cardiac sensing, and respiratory sensing, and their potential applications as indicators of operator cognitive state in digital manufacturing tasks.

Interested in learning more about physiological sensing and how it could be used in your workplace or research?

Through our work in DigiTOP, we have developed a set of resources to support practitioners and researchers with understanding the current trends in physiological sensing for operator state monitoring. Divided amongst three toolsets, the resources aim to provide foundational knowledge on key concepts (Toolset 1), specific details on implementing sensor systems and analysing data from them (Toolset 2), and a repository of relevant equipment, data, and code available within the project (Toolset 3).