Tactile and Kinesthetic Controls for use in Interactive Mini andMicrocomputer Environments

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The traditional visual bias for computer-to-user communications seems to have reached the point of excluding other, non-traditional solutions to computer-user linkage problems. users, generally humans, are much more than simple video communicators and expanding the number of methods by which the computer converses with the user can be used to significantly enhance the intimacy of the relationship. Human communication channels include, in addition to video; sounds, tactile sensations (vibrations, temperature, direct electrical stimulation) and kinesthetic sensations (resistance to movement). This paper describes simple vibrating, kinesthetic and temperature-variable switches with respect to their implementation, their limitations and their potential applications. They ... continued below

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Meng, John D. December 1, 1980.

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The traditional visual bias for computer-to-user communications seems to have reached the point of excluding other, non-traditional solutions to computer-user linkage problems. users, generally humans, are much more than simple video communicators and expanding the number of methods by which the computer converses with the user can be used to significantly enhance the intimacy of the relationship. Human communication channels include, in addition to video; sounds, tactile sensations (vibrations, temperature, direct electrical stimulation) and kinesthetic sensations (resistance to movement). This paper describes simple vibrating, kinesthetic and temperature-variable switches with respect to their implementation, their limitations and their potential applications. They conclude that such devices are generally simple to implement and control and offer substantial benefits to interactive environment users as mechanical ''pointers'' to appropriate response classes and as binary (yes/no) responders to specific user queries.

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  • Report No.: LBL--11900
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/900931 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900931
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890439

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Meng, John D. Tactile and Kinesthetic Controls for use in Interactive Mini andMicrocomputer Environments, report, December 1, 1980; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890439/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.