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Use of force feedback to enhance graphical user interfaces
Author(s): Louis B. Rosenberg; Scott Brave
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Paper Abstract

This project focuses on the use of force feedback sensations to enhance user interaction with standard graphical user interface paradigms. While typical joystick and mouse devices are input-only, force feedback controllers allow physical sensations to be reflected to a user. Tasks that require users to position a cursor on a given target can be enhanced by applying physical forces to the user that aid in targeting. For example, an attractive force field implemented at the location of a graphical icon can greatly facilitate target acquisition and selection of the icon. It has been shown that force feedback can enhance a users ability to perform basic functions within graphical user interfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2653, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III, (10 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237444
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Louis B. Rosenberg, Immersion Corp. (United States)
Scott Brave, Immersion Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2653:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III
Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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