Title: Analysis of operator's behaviour in manual tracking systems

Authors: Kwee Boon Low, Velusamy Subramaniam, Geok Soon Hong

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260, Singapore. Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260, Singapore. Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, 119260, Singapore

Abstract: In this paper, the authors aim to analyse the training performance of an operator performing a manual-tracking task and to study the effects of visual aids on the operator|s training performance. A program called the Tacking Training System was developed and it allows the operator to manually track a moving target using a joystick and to monitor the operator|s performance. Two sets of experiments, one with visual aids and another without, were conducted. The results of the experiments indicate that through continuous training, the performance of the operators can be improved and with visual aids, the training time of the operator can be shortened.

Keywords: manual tracking; human behavior; tracking performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2000.000239

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2000 Vol.13 No.3/4/5, pp.194-201

Available online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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