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Tactile displays for enhanced performance and safety
Author(s): Heidi Castle; Trevor D. Dobbins
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Paper Abstract

Platform performance and safety are dependent on operator situational awareness. This is traditionally achieved via visual and audio displays but an intuitive alternative is the tactile display. A familiar tactile display is the vibrating alert function of the mobile telephone but more complex tactile display applications have been demonstrated in a number of scenarios, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, high-speed boats, diving, and assisting the visually impaired. The major applications include orientation, navigation, and communication. A recent NATO Research & Technology Organisation symposium on spatial disorientation (La Coruna, Spain, 2002) stated that; 'The most important advance of recent years with the potential to combat spatial disorientation has been the use of tactile stimuli to give information on spatial orientation'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5443, Defense, Security, and Cockpit Displays, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578108
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Heidi Castle, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Trevor D. Dobbins, Human Sciences & Engineering Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5443:
Defense, Security, and Cockpit Displays
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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