Conference Proceeding

Driver Distraction through Conversation Measured with Pupillometry

  • Carsten Dlugosch (Institute of Ergonomics, Garching, Germany)
  • Linda S Conti (Institute of Ergonomics, Garching, Germany)
  • Klaus Bengler (Institute of Ergonomics, Garching, Germany)


Assessing a driver´s mental workload during tasks that are not visualmanual is a challenging endeavor. Especially with the rapid development of speech systems, this is becoming increasingly important. Pupillometry promises to be a suitable physiological measurement method, sensitive to variations of cognitive workload. This driving simulator study shows that the pupillometry data indicate a significant increase in cognitive activity during conversation tasks regardless of the acoustic channel used.

How to Cite:

Dlugosch, C. & Conti, L. & Bengler, K., (2013) “Driver Distraction through Conversation Measured with Pupillometry”, Driving Assessment Conference 7(2013), 198-204. doi:

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Published on
18 Jun 2013
Peer Reviewed