Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Car Alerts Tickle Senses

New concepts for preventing auto accidents ...

"A vibrating seatbelt or a burst of peppermint scent could help improve a driver's concentration and reduce road accidents.

Two studies, conducted by researchers at Oxford University, found that such multi-sensory warning signals significantly improved a drivers' reaction time to front- and rear-end collisions.

"Tactile alerts have the benefit here because you don't use your sense of touch while you're driving, even though (skin) is the biggest sensory organ," said Oxford University lecturer Charles Spence, who conducted the tests with colleague and study author Cristy Ho."   continued ...   (Via Discovery Channel)

Tactile Car. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Tactile Car.

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