An eyetracker study of the haptic cuing of visual attention

Chanon M. Jones, J. Jay Young, Robert Gray, Charles Spence, Hong Z. Tan

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Abstract

We investigated the haptic cuing of visual attention using spatially-predictive (75% valid) and spatially-nonpredictive (25%) haptic cues. The participants performed a visual change detection task immediately following a haptic spatial cue whose location corresponded to one of the four visual quadrants. The participants were explicitly instructed to use the spatially-predictive haptic cues but to try and ignore the spatially- nonpredictive cues. In addition to reaction time (RT) data, we recorded participants' eye-position in order to provide a direct measure of overt visual attention. The results indicated that the spatially-predictive haptic cues reduced the amount of time taken to detect the visual changes, as expected. The spatially-nonpredictive cues increased visual search latencies, indicating that the cues could not be ignored completely. There was also evidence that haptic cuing served to alert the participants resulting in an overall reduction of response latencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007
Pages557-558
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2007
Event2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Mar 22 2007Mar 24 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007

Other

Other2nd Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007, WHC'07
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period3/22/073/24/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Signal Processing

Cite this

Jones, C. M., Young, J. J., Gray, R., Spence, C., & Tan, H. Z. (2007). An eyetracker study of the haptic cuing of visual attention. In Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007 (pp. 557-558). [4145235] (Proceedings - Second Joint EuroHaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, World Haptics 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WHC.2007.22