Comparing fatigue when using large horizontal and vertical multi-touch interaction displays

Shiroq Al-Megren, Ahmed Kharrufa, Jonathan Hook, Amey Holden, Selina Sutton, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

We report on a user study that compared muscle fatigue experienced when using a large multi-touch display in horizontal and vertical configurations over a one-hour period. Muscle fatigue is recognized as the reduction in a muscle’s capacity to generate force or power output and was measured objectively and subjectively before and after a puzzle-solving task. While subjective measures showed a significant level of overall arm muscle fatigue after the task for both configurations, objective measures showed a significant level of muscle fatigue on the middle deltoids and the non-dominant extensor digitorum for the vertical configuration only. We discuss the design implications of these findings and suggest relevant future areas of investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015
Subtitle of host publication15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference Bamberg, Germany, September 14–18, 2015 Proceedings, Part IV
EditorsJulio Abascal, Simone Barbosa, Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross, Philippe Palanque, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages156-164
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319227238
ISBN (Print)9783319227221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 15th
http://www.interact2015.org/
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-22701-6 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume9299
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015
Abbreviated titleInteract 2015
CountryGermany
CityBamberg
Period14/09/1518/09/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Fatigue
  • Interaction
  • Large displays
  • Tabletops

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