Accession Number : AD0645753

Title :   EFFECT OF DISTANCE BETWEEN AN INDICATOR AND ITS CORRESPONDING CONTROL UPON ACTIVATION TIME,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Sharp,Earl D. ; Sasaki,Edwin H.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The study was designed to determine if variations in the distance between a control and its associated display affected control activation time. The time required to activate toggle switches was measured with control-display separations of 1.27 cm(0.5 in.), 3.81 cm(1.5 in.) and 6.34 cm(2.5 in.). The mean control activation times and their associated standard deviations were not differentially affected by the control-indicator distances used in the study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL KNOBS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES), TIME, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), TOGGLE SWITCHES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE