Towards understanding addiction factors of mobile devices: An eye tracking study on effect of screen size (2017)

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul;2017:2454-2457. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037353.

Wibirama S, Nugroho HA.


Mobile devices addiction has been an important research topic in cognitive science, mental health, and human-machine interaction. Previous works observed mobile device addiction by logging mobile devices activity. Although immersion has been linked as a significant predictor of video game addiction, investigation on addiction factors of mobile device with behavioral measurement has never been done before. In this research, we demonstrated the usage of eye tracking to observe effect of screen size on experience of immersion. We compared subjective judgment with eye movements analysis. Non-parametric analysis on immersion score shows that screen size affects experience of immersion (p<;0.05). Furthermore, our experimental results suggest that fixational eye movements may be used as an indicator for future investigation of mobile devices addiction. Our experimental results are also useful to develop a guideline as well as intervention strategy to deal with smartphone addiction.

PMID: 29060395

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037353