Mangold Observation Studio in Automotive Research

Mangold Observation Studio is the ideal software suite for multimodal recording of physiological data and behavioural reactions in user experience and usability tests in vehicles. Find out more about the versatile application possibilities of the software here.

Benefits of multimodal data acquisition and analysis with the Mangold Observation Studio


Usability evaluation of touchscreen infotainment systems in the vehicle

The Mangold Observation Studio software suite is used to simultaneously capture and analyse data such as eye tracking, facial expressions, audio, video and physiological parameters such as EEG and heart rate.

In this context, patterns and correlations between eye movements, facial expressions and heart rate are identified.

The collected data is analysed using versatile analysis tools within the Observation Studio to identify weak points in the user interface.

This analysis enables precise optimisation of the design in order to increase user-friendliness and efficiency.

The weaknesses identified serve as the basis for targeted measures to optimise the touchscreen infotainment system, thereby improving its design and increasing user satisfaction.

Analysing driver safety under stress conditions

Mangold Observation Studio enables the simultaneous recording and analysis of a wide range of physiological parameters, including skin conductance (GSR), heart rate, facial expressions, audio recordings, video data and eye tracking data.

Recording and analysing this physiological data provides insights into the driver's individual stress level while driving.

The integration of skin conductance measurements, in combination with the Mangold emotionalyzer, enables precise recording of emotional reactions, while pulse and heart rate data provide additional insights into the driver's physiological state.

The combination of audio, video and eye tracking data enables a holistic view of the driver's behaviour and reactions in different traffic situations.

In this way, the Observation Studio helps to deepen the understanding of driver reactions in stressful traffic situations and to derive preventive strategies to increase road safety.

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Analysing fatigue during long-distance journeys

Driver fatigue can be a significant problem on long-distance journeys. This is why Mangold Observation Studio is used in driving simulations to recognise and counteract warning signs of fatigue by continuously recording biometric data such as EEG, eye movements, heart rate and pulse.

When such signs are identified, automatic warning mechanisms are activated to alert the driver to fatigue. These proactive measures serve to minimise the risk of accidents associated with driver fatigue.

The integration of the Observation Studio into driving simulations thus opens up opportunities to improve driving safety by reacting early to potentially dangerous situations and at the same time creating a realistic and controlled environment for the evaluation of fatigue symptoms during long-distance driving.

Evaluation of driver assistance systems

To evaluate a vehicles assistance systems, the Observation Studio software suite records physiological reactions and behavioural changes during the use of adaptive systems in simulation scenarios. The analyses carried out enable the assistance systems to be continuously adapted to the individual needs of the driver.

The data collected serves as a basis for the optimisation of assistance systems, taking the human factor into account. The effectiveness of the assistance systems can be improved through targeted strategies developed on the basis of the recorded data. This approach helps to adapt assistance systems precisely to the needs and reactions of the driver.

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Analysing driver reactions in the event of accidents

Mangold Observation Studio is used for in-depth analysis of the driver's reactions in accidents or critical situations in order to record physiological data and behavioural patterns during corresponding simulation scenarios.

The insights gained from the simulation scenario are used to identify human factors that play a role in accidents and form the basis for the development of feedback mechanisms.

The detailed analysis of driver behaviour in the event of accidents or critical situations in road traffic creates a basis for the development of possible safety and protective measures to prevent accidents.

This approach helps to develop preventive strategies and thus increase road safety.

Analysis of driver behaviour in autonomous systems

The Observation Studio software is also used to study driver behaviour in autonomous vehicles. By recording physiological data, eye movements and behaviour, it is possible to analyse how drivers react to the integration of autonomous driving functions.

The insights gained from this research are integrated into the design of autonomous interfaces. This approach makes it possible to precisely adapt the user interface of autonomous vehicles, taking driver reactions into account, in order to optimise the interaction between humans and autonomous systems.

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