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Three-dimensional spatial stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility for visual signals with hand and foot controls.
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PMID:  20381009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the performance of 24 participants in eight different three-dimensional spatial stimulus-response (S-R) mapping conditions. The stimulus visual signals were positioned at the corners of an imaginary cube, and responses were made by hands and feet. There was a significant interaction of visual signal position and response device position which demonstrated the existence of a strong spatial S-R compatibility effect in the task. Relatively faster reaction times and lower error percentages were obtained for the compatible S-R conditions. The spatial compatibility effect in the up-down dimension was the strongest, and the effect in the left-right dimension was stronger than the effect in the front-rear dimension. The findings of this study could be translated into practical and useful ergonomics recommendations for designing visual displays and control devices in three-dimensional space for improving overall human-machine system performance.
Authors:
Alan H S Chan; Ken W L Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1872-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  840-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Manufacturing Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. alan.chan@cityu.edu.hk
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