Tactile and Multisensory Spatial Warning Signals for Drivers

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Tactile and Multisensory Spatial Warning Signals for Drivers
The last few years have seen many exciting developments in the area of tactile and multisensory interface design. One of the most rapidly moving practical application areas for these findings is in the development of warning signals and information displays for drivers. For instance, tactile displays can be used to awaken sleepy drivers, to capture the attention of distracted drivers, and even to present more complex information to drivers who may be visually overloaded. This review highlights the most important potential costs and benefits associated with the use of tactile and multisensory information displays in a vehicular setting. Multisensory displays that are based on the latest cognitive neuroscience research findings can capture driver attention significantly more effectively than their unimodal (i.e., tactile) counterparts. Multisensory displays can also be used to transmit information more efficiently, as well as to reduce driver workload. Finally, we highlight the key quest...
Charles Spence, Cristy Ho
Added 15 Dec 2010
Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TOH
Authors Charles Spence, Cristy Ho
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