Translator Disclaimer
15 September 2004 Tactile displays for enhanced performance and safety
Author Affiliations +
Platform performance and safety are dependent on operator situational awareness. This is traditionally achieved via visual and audio displays but an intuitive alternative is the tactile display. A familiar tactile display is the vibrating alert function of the mobile telephone but more complex tactile display applications have been demonstrated in a number of scenarios, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, high-speed boats, diving, and assisting the visually impaired. The major applications include orientation, navigation, and communication. A recent NATO Research & Technology Organisation symposium on spatial disorientation (La Coruna, Spain, 2002) stated that; 'The most important advance of recent years with the potential to combat spatial disorientation has been the use of tactile stimuli to give information on spatial orientation'.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Heidi Castle and Trevor D. Dobbins "Tactile displays for enhanced performance and safety", Proc. SPIE 5443, Defense, Security, and Cockpit Displays, (15 September 2004);


Intraformation positioning system
Proceedings of SPIE (May 30 1996)
Haptic interface enhancements for Navy divers
Proceedings of SPIE (July 22 1999)
Total Simulation
Proceedings of SPIE (August 31 1975)
Low cost approach of a 3D display for general aviation...
Proceedings of SPIE (August 27 2001)

Back to Top