The measurement of gripstrength in automobiles: A new approach to detect driver's emotions

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This experimental study investigated grip-strength as a new non-invasive method to detect emotion, A positive emotion (happiness) and a negative emotion (anger) were examined regarding their influence on grip-strength applied to the steering wheel. Results confirmed and extended preliminary findings of LaMont (2000): Subjects showed increased grip-strength while driving a car when strong emotions like anger or happiness were induced. Implications for further research as well as for praxis will be outlined.

TitelAdvances in Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries
HerausgeberWaldermar Karwowski, Gavriel Salvendy
Anzahl der Seiten9
ErscheinungsortBoca Raton
VerlagCRC Press
ISBN (Print)9781439834992, 9781439835005
ISBN (elektronisch)9780429151736
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.01.2010