The design and evaluation of a vibrotactile progress bar

Brewster, S.A. and King, A. (2005) The design and evaluation of a vibrotactile progress bar. In: First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, 2005. WHC 2005., Pisa, Italy, 18-20 March 2005, pp. 499-500. ISBN 0769523102 (doi:10.1109/WHC.2005.127)

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Abstract

We present an investigation into the use of Tactons to present progress information. Progress bars are common but must compete for screen space and visual attention with other visual tasks. We created a tactile progress indicator, encoding progress into a series of vibrotactile pulses. An experiment comparing the tactile progress indicator to a standard visual one showed a significant improvement in performance and an overall preference for the tactile display.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Brewster, S.A., and King, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN:0769523102
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Published:First published in First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, 2005.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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