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User Evaluation Of Cursor-Positioning Devices For 3-D Display Workstations
Author(s): Robert J Beaton; Novia Weiman
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports a human-factors evaluation of cursor-positioning devices for 3-dimensional (3-D) display workstations. Five input devices were compared in terms of cursor-positioning time and error with two 3-D display systems: a true 3-D stereoscopic display system and a conventional display system using linear perspective to convey depth information. For both 3-D display systems, the results indicated that vector-oriented input devices produced lower cursor-positioning errors and faster cursor-positioning time than either plane-oriented or free-space input devices. Several implementations of vector-oriented input devices are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0902, Three-Dimensional Imaging and Remote Sensing Imaging, (8 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944738
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J Beaton, Tektronix, Inc (United States)
Novia Weiman, Tektronix, Inc (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0902:
Three-Dimensional Imaging and Remote Sensing Imaging
Woodrow E. Robbins, Editor(s)

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