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Performance and Ergonomics of Touch Surfaces: A Comparative Study Using Biomechanical Simulation
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany.
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2015 (English)In: CHI '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing, ACM Digital Library, 2015, 1817-1826 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
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Although different types of touch surfaces have gained extensive attention in HCI, this is the first work to directly compare them for two critical factors: performance and ergonomics. Our data come from a pointing task (N=40) carried out on five common touch surface types: public display (large, vertical, standing), tabletop (large, horizontal, seated), laptop (medium, adjustably tilted, seated), tablet (seated, in hand), and smartphone (single- and two-handed input). Ergonomics indices were calculated from biomechanical simulations of motion capture data combined with recordings of external forces. We provide an extensive dataset for researchers and report the first analyses of similarities and differences that are attributable to the different postures and movement ranges.

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ACM Digital Library, 2015. 1817-1826 p.
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Computer Science
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Computer Science; SRA - E-Science (SeRC)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184848DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702607OAI: diva2:916934
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Received a Best Paper Honorable Mention. QC 20160408

Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2016-04-08Bibliographically approved

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