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Table 2 Strengths and weaknesses of using EDA to measure workload in maritime operations

From: Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios

Strengths of EDA measures Weaknesses of EDA measures
­ immediate response to stress events
­ immediate ability to monitor performance
­ no interruption of task (ecological validity)
­ good ability to demonstrate correlation of activation between team members
­ ‘behavioural synchronicity’, or synchrony
­ inconsistency of GSR signal
­ susceptibility of GSR signal to heat, other disruptions