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A Model for Steering with Haptic-Force Guidance

Trajectory-based tasks are common in many applications and have been widely studied. Recently, researchers have shown that even very simple tasks, such as selecting items from cascading menus, can benefit from haptic-force guidance. Haptic guidance is also of significant value in many applications such as medical training, handwriting learning, and in applications requiring precise manipulations. There are, however, only very few guiding principles for selecting parameters that are best suited for proper force guiding. In this paper, we present a model, derived from the steering law that relates movement time to the essential components of a tunneling task in the presence of haptic-force guidance. Results of an experiment show that our model is highly accurate for predicting performance times in force-enhanced tunneling tasks.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_51

Xing-Dong Yang, Pourang Irani, Pierre Boulanger and Walter F. Bischof. 2009. A Model for Steering with Haptic-Force Guidance. In Proceedings of the 12th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09), 465-478.

Bibtext Entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { yang09b,
    AUTHOR = { Xing-Dong Yang and Pourang Irani and Pierre Boulanger and Walter F. Bischof },
    TITLE = { A Model for Steering with Haptic-Force Guidance },
    BOOKTITLE = { Proceedings of the 12th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09) },
    YEAR = { 2009 },
    PAGES = { 465--478 },
    DOI = { 10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_51 },
}

Authors

Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair

As well as: , Pierre Boulanger and Walter F. Bischof