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Estimating topographic heights with the StickGrip haptic device

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2011
Pages691-697
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2011 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2011 - Szczecin, Poland
Duration: 18 Sep 201121 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2011
CountryPoland
CitySzczecin
Period18/09/1121/09/11

Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study aimed to investigate the impact of haptic feedback when trying to evaluate quantitatively the topographic heights depicted by height tints. In particular, the accuracy of detecting the heights has been evaluated visually and instrumentally by using the new StickGrip haptic device. The participants were able to discriminate the required heights specified in the scale bar palette and to detect these values within an assigned map region. It was demonstrated that the complementary haptic feedback increased the accuracy of visual estimation of the topographic heights by about 32%.