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Title: Examining Potential of Scents for Enhancement of User Performance with Mobile Apps
Authors: Caro-Alvaro, S
Alkasasbeh, AA
Garcia-Lopez, E
Garcia-Cabot, A
Rozinaj, G
Ghinea, G
Issue Date: 16-Mar-2022
Publisher: Hindawi
Citation: Sergio Caro-Alvaro, Anas Ali Alkasasbeh, Eva Garcia-Lopez, Antonio Garcia-Cabot, Gregor Rozinaj, Gheorghita Ghinea, "Examining Potential of Scents for Enhancement of User Performance with Mobile Apps", Mobile Information Systems, vol. 2022, Article ID 8776994, 11 pages, 2022.
Abstract: Intelligent mobile phones, or simply smartphones, have seen a large widespread usage among the entire world population during the last years. These devices are, in fact, considered as an essential tool in our current day to day life activities. Aromatherapy could be defined as the medical usage of essential oils derived from diverse types of vegetables. Although this paper does not look through direct medical usages or benefits, it is focused on one of its main effects, the stimuli to enhance focus. This study makes use of one of the main essential oils, rosemary, as olfactory stimuli over regular users performing a set of tasks with mobile apps. Results of the experimental group, when compared to regular users not affected with olfactory stimuli, aim to suggest that there is not a clear impact on mobile users' performance. Nonetheless, more research is needed to categorize the effects of aromatherapy on mobile users.
ISSN: 1574-017X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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