IMotions is a software that can be great to get user feedback on your application. The software has
many different methods that can help developers determine what parts the users can like, and dislike
based on their attention to certain parts of the layout.
2. Calibrate position of the eyes. If rating is 3 stars(average) or up to 5 stars(excellent), then continue. Else repeat this step.
NOTE: You are required to setup the scanners for data collection.
2. Click Preferences.
3. Click Sensor Settings
4. Scroll over to the Eye tracking tab
5. Click the Eye Tracking Server checkbox to allow data collection using the Eye tracker
6. Click the drop down menu and search for EYETRIBE ET1000. Then Click Ok
1. Go to Preferences
2. Click Sensor Settings
3. Scroll over to Video Tab
4. Check Enable VideoCam Capture
5. Click the drop-down menu and search for HD Pro Webcam C920 (if it is not on by default)
6. Change the resolution size of the camera to 800 x 600@30
7. In the FACET category checkmark Face Landmarks, Head Pose, and Other Attributes (if not set up by default)
8. Check Enable Data Collection
9. Click Ok
1. Click Add Stimuli to Study
2. A menu screen will pop up and a variety of choice will be available for stimuli choice.
i. Click the Website Icon.
ii. Enter an address in the textbox beside the Website Address. Test to make sure the URL is correct.
i. Click the Survey Icon by clicking on the Add Stimuli icon again.
ii. Double click or drag elements found on the left panel to the grid canvas.
Here are some basic commands to know:
iii. Changing attributes can be done by selecting the desired element and changing its attributes in the right-hand pane.
iv. Click Save to Study.
2. Only Gender and Age are mandatory, the rest are optional to fill in. Click Add
3. Select which stimuli you want to test the respondent on
4. Hit Record.
5. A Sensor Mismatch pop up tells you which sensors are being used or not. Click Yes.
2. Click Next
3. Click Next
4. Click Next
5. Click Add
NOTE: Before being to able to analyze the recordings, all media must be rendered and full processed
After loading, this screen will show up where certain features can be used to determine where the user has displayed such as gaze pathing which tracks the path which the eyes were going through, heat maps which displays areas where eyes focused the most, and facial expressional graphs that display the user's highest emotion during a period of time.
1. Click Export
2. There will be a display of multiple options when choosing to export data from IMotions.
1. Press the Start (Windows Icon) and scroll down until you find the OBS Studio folder. Click the folder and then click the OBS Studio (64 bit) application.
or in the search bar, type OBS Studio and if results exist click Open.
2. On the OBS Studio window, Search for the Sources panel located on the bottom. This is where the types of devices that can be chosen to be recorded.
3. Click the Plus icon of the sources window.
In the list that appears, Click Display Capture
4. Click OK.
5. Click OK.
6. Now that the camera works in sync with the OBS Studio, Click Start Recording. The OBS will run the recording in the background and is only stopped when you press Stop Recording.
1a. Click Start (Windows icon), scroll down and find the Greenshot folder.
After Opening the folder, Click the Greenshot executable to start the application.
1b. Click the search bar, type 'Greenshot'. If there is a search result with the Greenshot Icon press Open option.
2. After opening Greenshot, the program starts to run in the background.
Look for the system tray(far right corner of your screen) and look for the Greenshot icon that should be displayed there.
When the same icon is right clicked, it displays a list of command that can be done to screen capture an area (size depends on the command type). This guide will focus on Screen Area Capture.
1. Keyboards will vary with button combinations required for screen capture
a) The keyboards on the carts requires the user to press Fn + Print Screen
b) The keyboards on the table require the user to press Print Scrn
2. The mouse becomes into a targeting cursor and once clicking at a specific point, drag the mouse diagonal to the intended area
3. The captured area will display a drop down list with options to do with the current capture
Click save to save the current capture to the browsed folder.
This guide is to teach users the advanced and more expanded tools imotion has to analyze ad display data in the shape of graphs and statistics. This guide will also give a introduction in the user of the Shimmer, a skin response tool that measures the electric pulses the skin emits when the body acts on a certain emotion. As well as the EEG, a brain scanner that allows users to track how the brain reacts to certain responses given from internal and external mediums.
1. The shimmer is paired to the computer through Bluetooth. From the computer's screen, make sure the Bluetooth is turned ON.
2. Flip the switch on the shimmer to turn on the device and emit its Bluetooth signal, when your within the radius distance of the Bluetooth range of the computer.
3. Go on Imotions and go to the Sensor settings (Preferences > Sensor Settings). Scroll down and find the Shimmer Section.
4. Click Search to search for any existing devices through Bluetooth. After Search press the drop down menu and select the only option available.
Note that this will only work on the computer HP ZR2440w as noted at the bottom left of the monitor screen. The computer second closest to the door.
NOTE: Please make sure that all components are properly connected before use to get accurate results.
1. Attach sensors, one on the index finger and one on the middle finger.
2. Make sure the finger the arms is attached to has limited movement through the test. The tested respondent(s) must respond with calmness, limited movements and talking, and normal breathing cycles.
When you press Record just like the eye tracker, the stimuli must go through the imotions own configuration test. However the Emotient. Baseline only looks and reads for eye tracker. Data is tracked and displayed on the line graphs.
When the EEG is brought out of its package, the device will be without its sensors. The sensors are found in the small black compartment. When the compartment is open there should be 16 sensors tightly fastened
1. Before removing the sensors, they must be lubricated properly. Use the Biotrue multi-purpose solution to lubricate all of the sensors until they are soaking.
2. Gently twist counter clockwise one-quarter turn to remove the sensor from the compartment. Be very careful with them.
3. Place the removed sensor into the headset and twist clockwise one-quarter turn to tighten them in.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to fasten all 16 sensors in the headset
5. Underneath the back of the headset, there is a switch. Shift the switch to power it ON. The device will connect to the USB dongle, that is already connected to the computer via Bluetooth.
6. Open the CortexUI shortcut on the desktop screen.
7. When the application says Press Connect on the top of the window to connect any available emotive devices.
8. If it picks up, a grid with a head will show.
Make sure 93% or more of the sensors are green to move on to the next step.
9. After connecting the sensors to either 93% or more, click the X to get off the current panel and enter training panel.
Click Create New Profile.
10. Enter a name and Click Create.
1. Click the newly created training session.
The EmotivBCI allows user to calibrate to many forms of brain activity. Each activity has training lessons to train the brain into those commands.
i. Brain must be trained for neutral lesson before any other lesson can be taken. Press Train beside Neutral lesson.
ii. Once succeeding in the Neutral lesson, you can start adding additional commands. Click the plus icon to beside Additional Commands to start adding more commands
iii. The training lesson chosen will be displayed on the lesson menu screen. Click Train to start the training session. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: Click the slider beside the name on the left. It can be used to turn off a command when the user decides not to use it.
The more lessons completed, the more lessons can be added. The limit is up to 4 lessons can be learned.
iv. After completing the lesson you are brought back to the brain scanner screen. On the lesson panel there will be a number beside the lesson. That number indicates how much the brain has been trained with that command.
v. Click Live Mode. In this mode, users can use all commands chosen from the lesson panel at the same time. It is recommended users only do one lesson per session so their brains don't get confused with too many commands.
vi. That same number is also indicated as a circle above the Live Mode button. The closer the circles are too each other the harder they are to use. Create more space by training the brain more with the lessons.
i. To change into the Facial Recognition tab, press the Facial Recognition tab
ii. On the right hand side, similar top the Mental Instructions tab Facial Recognition through the EEG requires the user to go through a neutral lesson before calibration of any other lesson.
iii. Press Live Mode. In this mode the emotions that are trained from the lessons and acted from the brain are displayed to be visualized by a face.
1. Click the Image Icon.
2. Find the location of the image file and press Open.
After adding to stimuli, the image can be modified limitedly
The Screen Recording (Desktop display) records any operation on the desktop. Can be used to focus on certain application(s)
1. Click the Screen Recording icon.
2. Click Launch Application to record data on a specific application. Click Browse to browse for application(s) located on this computer or a connected external device
1. Click Face Recording.
2. Click Add. Changing name is optional.
The Screen Recording (Environment Camera) will record the user and the area around the user using the Xbox camera (when using the carts, else will not function)
1. Click the Scene Recording icon.
2. Click Add. Changing name is optional.
The introduction to Imotions guide briefly went through the process of making an export. This guide will go through the various methods of exporting.
NOTE: For most exporting activities, click Export. Browse for the future exported location of the study.
3. Moving AOI data
4. Aggregate Moving AOI data
1. Survey data per Respondent
2. Full Survey Response
3. Survey Statistics
1. Marker Data
1. Replay Videos
Generates a batch export of individual video replays with eye-tracking data(if present) and sensor graphs
2. Aggregate Videos
Batch export of aggregated video replays dynamic heatmap (if present) and sensor graphs
3. Respondent Cam Recordings
Exports all respondent camera recordings into a folder chosen by the user
4. Environment Cam Recordings
Exports all environment camera recordings into a folder chosen by the user.
5. Screen/Scene Recordings
Before Exporting EEG data, the signals must be processed when building the analysis.
1. Under Signal Processing, click the plus button to Add new flow
2. Press the drop down by Devices. Signal Processes vary between device source. For this guide locate Raw EEG.
3. Click the drop down by Algorithm.
Frontal Asymmetry produces an export of data that analyses the respondents' interest in the study There are 2 pairs of front sensors that can be observed; f3 and f4 or f7 and f8.
These sensors are used to track the activity in the left and right of the frontal lobe. If the right frontal lobe has more activity than the left, the user would have more interest in the stimuli in front of them.
On the paramaters panel, Click the drop down beside Electrodes of Interest. Pick an option available if there is an interest from either pair. Else, keep on default.
Keep rest on default. Click the Save As Default. to save the current parameters for this active flow.
Click Next (Update if its to change a current analysis).
Power spectral density works like the visible spectrum. The white light when passing through a glass prism is separated into many colours. The PSD is taking the raw EEG data and divides it into separate wavelengths which can be recorded separately.