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A usability and spatial awareness study of near-eye displays


Huang, W and Alem, L, A usability and spatial awareness study of near-eye displays, Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 14-17 October 2012, Seoul, Korea, pp. 906-911. ISBN 978-1-4673-1714-6 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6377843


Recent advance in the design of near-eye displays means that the technology is mature for industrial use. A near eye display has been used as part of a remote mobile guiding system for maintenance operators in mines. In this system, a near eye display is mounted on a helmet worn by a mobile operator to display visual aids sent from a remote helper. The near eye display is partially occluding the view of the operator. In this paper we are interested in exploring the extent to which the partial occlusion of the operatorís view is affecting his spatial understanding. In particular, we present an exploratory study investigating the potential impact of the near-eye display on spatial awareness of the operator. Usability was also studied. The study found no evidence showing that near-eye displays had negative impact on spatial awareness and users were also positive about the usability of the near-eye display for remote maintenance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Human computer interaction
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90144
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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