Manual tracking using touchscreen interfaces

Arto Kivila, James Potter, William Singhose

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Touchscreen devices are increasingly being utilized in machine control environments. They are used to enter operating parameters, monitor processes, and issue real-time control signals. However, little data exists on what type of interface should be used for a given application; therefore this paper studies different interfaces for real-time control. Three very distinct user interfaces are implemented on a touchscreen device and compared with a physical joystick in a manual-tracking experiment. Results show that operators performed best with the joystick, followed by an interface with on/off commands, an interface with tilting commands, and finally an interface with a touchscreen slider.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7862-5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2015: "Emerging Control Techniques for a Sustainable World" - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 31 May 20153 Jun 2015


Conference10th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2015
Abbreviated titleASCC 2015
CityKota Kinabalu


  • manual control
  • touchscreen interface


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