[Table of Content] [Appendices] [Abstract] [Summary] [Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6]

Human Performance in Six Degree of Freedom Input Control

Shumin Zhai, Ph.D.


Chapter 3 - Elastic versus Isometric Rate Control: The Effects of Proprioception, Control Feel and Learning

3.1 Analyses and Literature on Elastic versus Isometric Devices
3.1.1 A Preliminary Analysis
3.1.2 The Controversy Surrounding Isomertric Versus Elastic Devices
3.1.3 Studies on Control Accuracy as a function of Force and Movement and as a Function of
Control Loading.
3.1.4 Psychophysical Findings on Force and Movement JND
3.1.5 Time Related Effects of Control Loading
3.1.6 The Neurophysiological Sources of Proprioception
3.1.7 The Role of Proprioception in Motor Control
3.1.8 Summary of the Reviews on Isometric and Elastic Devices
3.1.9 A Two-Factor Theory

3.2 Experiment 2 - Isometric and Elastic Rate Control in 6 DOF Docking
3.2.1 Experiment 2 Set-up
    3.2.1.1 Experimental Platform, Task, and Display
    3.2.1.2 Controllers Used in the Experiment - the Design of the EGG
    3.2.1.3 Models of the Input Controls
    3.2.1.4 Optimisation of Control Gains
3.2.2 Experimental Design
    3.2.2.1 Subjects
    3.2.2.2 Experimental Procedure
3.2.3 Results
    3.2.3.1 Performance Results
    3.2.3.2 Subjective Ratings
3.2.4 Conclusion

3.3 Experiment 3 - Isometric and Elastic Rate Control in 6 DOF Tracking
3.3.1 Experimental Set-up
    3.3.1.1 Platform
    3.3.1.2 Experimental Task
    3.3.1.3 Task Performance Measure
    3.3.1.4 Display
    3.3.1.5 Controllers and Optimisation
3.3.2 Experimental design
    3.3.2.1 Subjects
    3.3.2.2 Procedure
3.3.3 Experimental Results
    3.3.3.1 Performance Results
    3.3.3.2 Subjective Ratings
    3.3.3.3 Dimensional Analysis
3.3.4 Conclusions

3.4 Discussion of Experiments 2 and 3

3.5 Summary