The effect of movement and cue complexity on tactile change detection

Scott M. Betza, Scott T. Reeves, James Abernathy, Sara Lu Riggs

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in using touch to offload the often overburdened visual channel as its merit has been demonstrated in various work domains. However, more work is needed to understand the perceptual limitations of the tactile modality, including how it is affected by change blindness (i.e., failure to detect changes due to transients) as the majority of work on change blindness has been in vision. This study examines how movement and cue complexity affects the ability to detect tactile changes. The findings indicate the ability to detect changes are affected by: 1) movement (walking resulted in worse change detection rates compared to sitting) and 2) cue complexity (high complexity cues had worse change detection rates compared to low complexity). Overall, this work adds to the knowledge base of tactile perception and can inform the design of tactile displays for multiple work domains such as anesthesiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1541-1545
Number of pages5
Volume2017-October
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Other

OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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