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Haptic feedback in remote pointing

Laurens R. Krol, Dzmitry Aliakseyeu , Sriram Subramanian, Haptic feedback in remote pointing. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ISBN 978-1-60558-247-4, pp. 3763–3768. April 2009. PDF, 805 Kbytes. External information


We investigate the use of haptic feedback for enhancing user performance with remote pointing devices. We present a number of concepts that use haptic feedback on such devices and the results of the first user study, in which we have compared the effects of different feedback types on users' performance and preference in remote pointing tasks. The study showed that the addition of haptic feedback significantly improves the performance, while it has also revealed a seemingly low user acceptance of haptic feedback. We discuss the implications of our findings and outline the future work.

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