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2020 at the BMS Lab

Looking back at the past year, BMS Lab prides itself in its numerous accomplishments and the handling of the challenges, taking the lead in creating a safe protocol for conducting reserach at the University of Twente. The BMS Lab saw a spark in usage of the online platforms it provides, and thus shifted towards working as a so-called hybrid lab. 

The BMS Lab recognized the need for digital services for both research and education, and utilized the digital infrastructure, analysis software and software development efforts to create educational improvements. Additionally, the educational role of the lab was supported by the investment in digitization of the tours, elaborate content and support. 

Throughout 2020, 200 projects were carried out at the BMS Lab, diverse in size and domain, from large software and hardware development and analysis support, to the lending, configuration an explanation of measurement equipment and sensors. The numerous projects posed a demand for an intensified monitoring and educating when it came to conducting the research to ensure the smooth operations with compliance to the restrictions. Amongst the projects, there were several covid related studies. Most notably, within them was the usability evaluation of the CoronaMelder notification app.

The online research platforms such as TIIM and CC, provided by the BMS Lab, saw an increase in usage. Additionally, Amberscript was increasingly utilized throughout the year. Besides the online platforms, field research was conducted too using the Experivan was used in usability studies on different locations, as well as the campus sports fields and the TeTeM art gallery.

Furthermore, numerous collaborations, including a.o. ECIU partner university Stavanger, The university of Antwerp, as well as York University in Toronto. Nationally, the BMS Lab communicates closely with the NTSSW network, sharing information about relevant studies.

Looking forward to the new year, the BMS Lab recognizes the challenges imposed by operating as a hybrid lab and the growing demands, and thus prepares for scaling up the online facilities. Additionally, in 2021, new facilities will be opened for operations on campus, while collaborations within and outside the faculty will continue to be an important aspect of the working of the lab. 

BMS lab research

Below is a list we have compiled of some of the most recent research that involved BMS Lab.

  • Quantified eCoaching for Resilience Training: Combining self-tracking and persuasive eCoaching to train employees’ capacity for resilience: identification of values and requirements with stakeholders
    Lentferink, A. J., 2021, Enschede: University of Twente. PhD Thesis.
  • van der Zeeuw, (2021). IOT, It’s as simple as do re mi. University of Twente. PhD Thesis.
  • Slutter, M., Thammasan, N., & Poel, M. (2021). Exploring the Brain Activity Related to Missing Penalty Kicks: an fNIRS Study. Frontiers of Computer Science3, [661466]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomp.2021.661466
  • Van ’t Klooster J.W.J.R., Slijkhuis P.J.H., van Gend J., Bente B., van Gemert-Pijnen L. First Eyetracking Results of Dutch CoronaMelder Contact Tracing and Notification App. In: Singh M., Kang DK., Lee JH., Tiwary U.S., Singh D., Chung WY. (eds) Intelligent Human Computer Interaction. IHCI 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12616. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68452-5_21. (2021).
  • Bente, B. E., van ‘t Klooster, J., Schreijer, M. A., Berkemeier, L., van Gend, J. E., Slijkhuis, P., Kelders, S. M., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. The Dutch COVID-19 Contact Tracing App (the CoronaMelder): Usability Study. JMIR formative research, 5(3), e27882. https://doi.org/10.2196/27882. (2021).
  • Lentferink, A., Noordzij, M.L., Burgler, A., Klaassen, R., Derks, Y., Oldenhuis, H., Velthuijsen, H., and Van Gemert-Pijnen, L. On the receptivity of employees to just-in-time self-tracking and eCoaching for stress management: a mixed-methods approach.mn Behaviour & Information Technology, DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2021.1876764. (2021).
  • Alvino, L., van der Lubbe, R., Joosten, R. A., & Constantinides, E. (2019). Which wine do you prefer? An analysis on consumer behaviour and brain activity during a wine tasting experience. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics.
  • van Lier, H. G., Pieterse, M. E., Garde, A., Postel, M. G., de Haan, H. A., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M., … & Noordzij, M. L. (2019). A standardized validity assessment protocol for physiological signals from wearable technology: Methodological underpinnings and an application to the E4 biosensor. Behavior research methods, 1-23.
  • Bonensteffen, F., Zebel, S., & Giebels, E. (2020). Sincerity Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Using Eye Tracking to Understand How Victims Interpret an Offender’s Apology in a Simulation of Victim-Offender Mediation. Frontiers in psychology, 11, 835. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00835
  • Dolmans, T.C., Poel, M., van ’t Klooster, J.W.J.R, and Veldkamp, B.P. Data Synchronisation and Processing in Multimodal Research. Proceedings of Measuring Behaviour, 2020.
  • Elzinga, L.A.J. (2020) The green office : The influence of plants at the office, effectuating a more natural environment, on restoration from mental fatigue and stress as mediated by restorative characteristics among office employees.
  • Gouweleeuw, K. (2021). Using Neurophysiological Signals to Measure Social Exclusion Induced by a Language Barrier. (M.SC). University of Twente, Enschede. 
  • Herrando, C., Jiménez, J. M., Constantinides, E., van ‘t Klooster, J-W., & Slijkhuis, P. (2019). Emotional contagion in social commerce: A neuromarketing experiment. Paper presented at XXXI Congreso de Marketing, AEMARK 2019, Cáceres, Spain
  • Herrando, C., Jimenez, J., Martín, M. J., Constantinides, E., van ‘t Klooster, J. W., & Slijkhuis, P. J. H. (Accepted/In press). Effects of online consumer reviews’ valence on users’ experience: A neuromarketing experiment. Paper presented at 15th Annual NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference 2019, Rome, Italy.
  • Herrando, C., Jimenez, J., Martín, M. J., Constantinides, E., van ‘t Klooster, J. W., & Slijkhuis, P. J. H. (2019). States of mood transferred through OCR in social commerce: A neuromarketing experiment. 4th Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management International Conference, Bucharest, 2019. Best paper presentation award.
  • J.W.J.R. van ’t Klooster and M. Poel. (2019). Sturen en gestuurd worden door een Brain Machine Interface? Door: Ernst Haijtink en Silke de Wilde (red.). In: L.M. van Kralingen (red.) De Lichtkogel ; Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) [S.l.] : RWS 12-2019.
  • de With, L. A. (2020). Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Detect a Fear of Heights Response to a Virtual Reality Environment. (M.SC). University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. 

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