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Spatial stimulus response compatibility for a horizontal visual display with hand and foot controls.
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PMID:  21390953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In this study, two experiments were conducted to examine spatial stimulus-response compatibility (SRC) effects for a horizontal visual display with hand and foot controls. In experiment 1, the hand and foot controls were in a hands above and feet below vertical plane, such that the display and controls were orthogonal to each other. In experiment 2, the foot pedals were moved forward and placed directly underneath the front row of signals, resulting in an additional horizontal display and control relationship. The results of experiment 1 revealed a strong orthogonal SRC effect, such that the best performance was for the front signals with hand controls and rear signals with foot pedals, which was not altered with the presence of horizontal location mappings in experiment 2. These findings indicate that the front-hand/rear-foot mapping relationship was quite robust with regard to changes in the relative locations of the hand and foot response devices. Statement of Relevance: The results of this study provide useful ergonomics recommendations for designing control consoles with visual signals presented in a horizontal plane and control devices operated by hands and feet. They are helpful for improving efficiency and overall system performance in person-machine systems.
Authors:
Ken W L Chan; Alan H S Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1366-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-45     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
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