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Virtual Fixtures for Secondary Tasks

  • G. Lefemine
  • G. Pedrini
  • C. Secchi
  • F. Tesauri
  • S. Marzani
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 272)

The insertion of data in personal devices (e.g. mobile phones, GPS devices) tends to distract us from the primary task (e.g driving) that we are executing because of the necessity of deviating our visual attention to a secondary task. In this work we have tested the benefits introduced by the haptic feedback as a facility for a very common secondary tasks, namely the insertion of strings in an input device. Experiments demonstrate that the presence of virtual fixtures improves performances during input tasks and decreases the distraction of the user from the primary task.

Keywords

haptic virtual fixtures affordances secondary tasks input task 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lefemine
    • 1
  • G. Pedrini
    • 1
  • C. Secchi
    • 1
  • F. Tesauri
    • 1
  • S. Marzani
    • 1
  1. 1.DISMIUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia42100 Reggio EmiliaItaly

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