Haptic feedback and human performance in a dynamic task

Felix Huang, R. Brent Gillespie, Art Kuo

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study explores the effects of haptic feedback on performance and learning by human subjects executing a dynamic task. We present the results of experiments involving the control of a ball and beam. Human subjects perform position targeting of the ball through hand operation of the beam angle. In our dynamic analysis we discuss how this prototype task may be used to test the efficacy of various haptic feedback conditions. We obtain results for two conditions of haptic feedback, produced using two ball sizes, and apply various metrics to analyze performance. We also examine ordering effects that occur in the presentation of these haptic conditions. Our analysis and experimental findings indicate that the performance of a dynamic task is governed by the complexity of system dynamics and the magnitude of haptic feedback. Our results provide modest support to recommend exposure to a more complex, higher force-feedback task prior to the execution of a simpler lower feedback task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages24-31
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769514898, 9780769514895
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2002 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2002Mar 25 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2002

Other

Other10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, HAPTICS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/24/023/25/02

Keywords

  • Art
  • Force feedback
  • Haptic interfaces
  • Human factors
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Performance analysis
  • Prosthetics
  • Prototypes
  • Testing
  • Virtual environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering

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