Performance Evaluation of a Kinesthetic-Tactual DisplayPsychology Faculty Publications
AbstractSimulator studies demonstrated the feasibility of using kinesthetic-tactual (KT) displays for providing collective and cyclic command information, and suggested that KT displays may increase pilot workload capability. A dual-axis laboratory tracking task suggested that beyond reduction in visual scanning, there may be additional sensory or cognitive benefits to the use of multiple sensory modalities. Single-axis laboratory tracking tasks revealed performance with a quickened KT display to be equivalent to performance with a quickened visual display for a low frequency sum-of-sinewaves input. In contrast, an unquickened KT display was inferior to an unquickened visual display. Full scale simulator studies and/or inflight testing are recommended to determine the generality of these results.
Citation InformationRichard J. Jagacinski, John M. Flach, Richard D. Gilson and R. Scott Dunn. "Performance Evaluation of a Kinesthetic-Tactual Display" (1982)
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