Tangible user interface and mu rhythm suppression: The effect of user interface on the brain activity in its operator and observer

Kazuo Isoda, Kana Sueyoshi, Ryo Miyamoto, Yuki Nishimura, Yuki Ikeda, Ichiro Hisanaga, Stéphanie Orlic, Yeon kyu Kim, Shigekazu Higuchi

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The intuitiveness of tangible user interface (TUI) is not only for its operator. It is quite possible that this type of user interface (UI) can also have an effect on the experience and learning of observers who are just watching the operator using it. To understand the possible effect of TUI, the present study focused on the mu rhythm suppression in the sensorimotor area reflecting execution and observation of action, and investigated the brain activity both in its operator and observer. In the observer experiment, the effect of TUI on its observers was demonstrated through the brain activity. Although the effect of the grasping action itself was uncertain, the unpredictability of the result of the action seemed to have some effect on the mirror neuron system (MNS)-related brain activity. In the operator experiment, in spite of the same grasping action, the brain activity was activated in the sensorimotor area when UI functions were included (TUI). Such activation of the brain activity was not found with a graphical user interface (GUI) that has UI functions without grasping action. These results suggest that the MNS-related brain activity is involved in the effect of TUI, indicating the possibility of UI evaluation based on brain activity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number347
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2017

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Tangible user interface and mu rhythm suppression : The effect of user interface on the brain activity in its operator and observer. / Isoda, Kazuo; Sueyoshi, Kana; Miyamoto, Ryo; Nishimura, Yuki; Ikeda, Yuki; Hisanaga, Ichiro; Orlic, Stéphanie; Kim, Yeon kyu; Higuchi, Shigekazu.

In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Vol. 7, No. 4, 347, 31.03.2017.

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Isoda, Kazuo ; Sueyoshi, Kana ; Miyamoto, Ryo ; Nishimura, Yuki ; Ikeda, Yuki ; Hisanaga, Ichiro ; Orlic, Stéphanie ; Kim, Yeon kyu ; Higuchi, Shigekazu. / Tangible user interface and mu rhythm suppression : The effect of user interface on the brain activity in its operator and observer. In: Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 4.
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