PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction — Leveraging Distal Vibrotactile Feedback for Target AcquisitionExport this event to calendar

Monday, July 12, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

Jay Henderson, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisor: Professor Edward Lank

Many touch based interactions provide limited opportunities for direct tactile feedback; examples include multi-user touch displays, augmented reality based projections on passive surfaces, and mid-air input. In this paper, we consider distal feedback, through vibrotactile stimulation on a smart-watch placed on the user’s non-dominant wrist, as an alternative feedback mechanism to interaction location vibrotactile feedback, under the user’s finger. We compare the effectiveness of interaction location feedback vs. distal feedback through a Fitts’s Law task completed on a smartphone. Results show that distal and interaction location feedback both reduce errors in target acquisition and exhibit statistically comparable performance, suggesting that distal vibrotactile feedback is a suitable alternative when interaction location feedback is not readily available.


To join this PhD seminar on Zoom, please go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89110914125?pwd=YSsrblYvOTcwSWRVWWNQMjZRMHRBdz09.

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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