Usability of eye tracking for studying the benefits of e-learning tutorials on safe moving and handling techniques

Mette Hornbæk
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Julie Hellevik
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Clara Schaarup
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Mette Dencker
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Ole Hejlesen
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

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Ingår i: Proceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018, Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 151:10, s. 56-61

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Publicerad: 2018-08-24

ISBN: 978-91-7685-213-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Eye tracking is a measurement technology that quantifies the movement of eyes on a motive of interest, usually a screen. The technology has not before been used to evaluate the effect on e-learning used for teaching staff safe moving and handling techniques for moving patients. Based on four participants, we explored whether eye tracking could be used in combination with observations and interviews to assess the practical skills obtained after watching videos from an e-learning tutorial, teaching safe moving and handling techniques. The participants reported to obtain the most knowledge from what they saw in the video, rather than from what they heard or read. However, there was no clear correlation between time spent looking at Areas of Interests (AOI) in the videos and how the participants performed the safe moving and handling technique afterwards. Still eye tracking has potential as a measurement technology for providing objective knowledge that can be used to support qualitative data on the performance of practical skills in safe moving and handling techniques obtained by watching an e-learning tutorial.


Eye-tracking, e-Learning, Moving and Lifting Patients.


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