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The software testing in the IT glove

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on August 12, 2008

From Crunch Gear

A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Germany has developed a sensor glove to help companies evaluate the quality of software applications.

Bodo Urban, the head of the research project, says his basic goal is to improve the relation between man and machine with the glove, known as the EmoGlove. The technology helps to track all movements of the mouse and all keystrokes on the keyboard of a PC. It’s also possible to track eye movements and a person’s facial expressions.

The EmoGlove can measure one’s heart rate, skin resistance and body temperature. Based on this information, the system continously registers a subject’s emotional attitude towards the software application tested. This way, software companies (i.e. game developers) can register if their product is boring, too hard to use or badly designed.

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