Published July 3, 2021 | Version Accepted pre-print
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Foresthlon: Investigating Gender Experience through a Hybrid BCI Game

  • 1. Faculty of InformaticsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  • 2. Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies Nicosia Cyprus .Faculty of Engineering and Technology Cyprus University of Technology Limassol Cyprus


Foresthlon is an adaptation of the well known Biathlon game where the player has to move in a forest as well as shoot at the target in order to win the game. A two-dimensional hybrid BCI game was designed and implemented in order to provide a new and exciting experience for the player without ruining gameplay. The main goal of the game is to run and hit all the targets as quickly as possible as the main indicator of how successful the attempt is the time the player was able to finish the game. A user study was performed with 30 participants to examine gender differences in terms of user-experience, cognitive workload, and performance. Results indicate that male participants performed slightly better than females, although there are no significant differences.


This work has been partly supported by the project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739578 (RISE – Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2) and the Republic of Cyprus through the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy.



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RISE – Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies 739578
European Commission