What is it about?

Touch-mediated vibrations may offer an alternative information channel for mobile sports computers (e.g., heart rate monitors) in situations when vision and hearing are occupied or difficult to use during a physical exercise. In this study we investigated intuitiveness of different types of vibrations indicating instructions for altering the speed of workout.

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Why is it important?

The use of sports computers relies mainly on vision and hearing, although their use may be problematic during a physical exercise. Visual and auditory attention is often focused on the environment and on the ongoing workout. All intervening or competitive audiovisual information from a mobile device may then distract and expose to safety risks.

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This page is a summary of: Intuitiveness of vibrotactile speed regulation cues, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, October 2013, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), DOI: 10.1145/2536764.2536771.
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