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Interactive performance in space - the role of perturbed sensory feedback.
Smith TJ; Smith RL; Stewart MA; Smith ST; Smith KU
Work with computers: organizational, management, stress and health aspects : proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, September 18-22, 1989, Boston, Massachusetts. Salvendy G, Smith MJ, eds. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Ltd., 1990 Jan; 1:484-495
This U.S. Bureau of Mines report addresses the phenomenon of perturbed sensory feedback as a potentially serious obstacle to optimal performance and safety of interactive human-computer and telerobotic tasks in extraterrestrial environments. Human factors considerations suggest that spatiotemporal perturbations plus other types of distortions in sensory feedback will arise during use of interactive telerobots for space station assembly, maintenance, and servicing. Potential consequences for the performance of the extraterrestrial operator include reduced fidelity of visual-manual tracking, impaired visual perception, problems with speech production and recognition, memory and learning decrements, impaired decision making, and elevated behavioral-physiological stress, with a concomitant increase in the risk of performance errors and accidents.
Human factors engineering; Robotics
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Salvendy G; Smith MJ
Work with computers: organizational, management, stress and health aspects : proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, September 18-22, 1989, Boston, Massachusetts
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