Comparing the ergonomics of gestural interfaces while running on a treadmill

Vallat, Matthieu (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Silacci, Alessandro (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Fedele, Giuseppe (Technogym S.P.A., Cesena, Italy) ; Caon, Maurizio (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Interactions with treadmills are based on pressing buttons or through a touchscreen. However, these interactions require the user to touch the frontal dashboard of the treadmill while running. Indeed, for each interaction that the runner does, the user needs to break her/his running form to reach the interface. Those actions cost also some additional energy to the runner with a possible impact on performance. Current technologies allow finding a better solution for the runner like gesture-based interaction. This paper presents a comparison of different interaction modalities, including gestures, on a treadmill. The goal of this study is to analyze the ergonomics of gestural interfaces while running on a treadmill. In fact, specific tailored gestures are perceived as more natural and easier to perform while doing an activity and can improve significantly the user experience.


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Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEG-FR
HEIA-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
San Diego, USA, 16-20 July 2020
Date:
2020-07
San Diego, USA
16-20 July 2020
Pagination:
Pp. 19-25
Published in:
Advances in physical, social & occupational ergonomics : Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social & Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, July 16–20, 2020, USA
Series Statement:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1215
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ISBN:
978-3-030-51549-2
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