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The value of eye-tracking technology in the analysis and interpretations of skeletal remains: A pilot study

Nakhaeizadeh, S; Morgan, RM; Olsson, V; Arvidsson, M; Thompson, T; (2020) The value of eye-tracking technology in the analysis and interpretations of skeletal remains: A pilot study. Science & Justice , 60 (1) pp. 36-42. 10.1016/j.scijus.2019.08.005. Green open access

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Abstract

This initial study is the first to use eye-trackers as a tool in order to study gaze pattern strategies and decision making processes involved in the assessment of skeletal remains. Three experienced participants were asked to wear eye-tracking glasses (Tobii Pro Glasses 2) when estimating sex and age-at-death of one set of skeletal remains from a known archeological sample. The study assessed participants' fixation points (the features of the skeleton focused on), fixation duration (the total time spent on each assessment and feature) as well as visit count and duration (the total number of visits and the duration of visits to particular areas). The preliminary results of this study identified differences in gaze “strategies” with regards to fixation points, visit duration, and visit counts between the participants. The data generated provide a starting point for assessing how such technologies could be used in order to more fully understand the decision making processes involved in forensic anthropological interpretations and their role in forensic reconstructions.

Type: Article
Title: The value of eye-tracking technology in the analysis and interpretations of skeletal remains: A pilot study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2019.08.005
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2019.08.005
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Forensic science, forensic anthropology, eye tracking, decision making, sex estimation, age at death estimation,
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10082323
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