Peripheral detection for abrupt onset stimuli presented via head-worn display

Pascale, Michael, Sanderson, Penelope, Liu, David, Mohamed, Ismail, Stigter, Nicole and Loeb, Robert (2015). Peripheral detection for abrupt onset stimuli presented via head-worn display. In: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (1326-1330). 26-30 October 2015. doi:10.1177/1541931215591218

Author Pascale, Michael
Sanderson, Penelope
Liu, David
Mohamed, Ismail
Stigter, Nicole
Loeb, Robert
Title of paper Peripheral detection for abrupt onset stimuli presented via head-worn display
Conference name Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Conference location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Conference dates 26-30 October 2015
Journal name Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1177/1541931215591218
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISSN 1541-9312
Volume 59
Issue 1
Start page 1326
End page 1330
Total pages 5
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Head-worn displays have the potential to assist professionals in a wide variety of contexts by providing heads-up and hands-off information in real-time. For instance, nurses may be able to use head-worn displays to maintain peripheral awareness of the well-being of multiple patients while away from the nurses’ station and the patients’ beds. However, little is known about the advantages and disadvantages of head-worn displays in such contexts. In fact, many studies have shown that head-worn displays can lead to detriments in attention and visual performance. In three experiments, we tested people’s ability to detect simple, abrupt onset stimuli in peripheral vision when using a traditional computer monitor or Google Glass™. When using Google Glass, participants were significantly less likely to detect peripheral events. These data indicate that monocular optical see-through head-worn displays can make it harder to see peripheral stimuli. Stimuli need to be developed for head-worn displays that preserve their benefits for mobile users, while overcoming some of their disadvantages.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 27 May 2016, 19:27:37 EST by Professor Penelope Sanderson on behalf of School of Medicine