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Bezel With Finger Guide Pockets for Touch-Sensitive Panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061683D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kennedy, PJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a bezel with finger guide pockets by which an operator is able to locate the sensitized areas on a display screen by touch alone. Human channel capacity, especially the visual system, is limited and can be overloaded. When displays are added to a vehicle, they should not place any additional load on the vehicle operator's sensory capabilities, particularly the visual. Instead of providing a large array of indicators and gauges, new technologies permit a graphic display to show only the pertinent information. Thus, the operator is presented with a cleaner, less cluttered instrument panel. For example, when all of the vehicle's systems are operating correctly, the operator only needs to see a display which shows the status to be within the operating range for each system.

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Bezel With Finger Guide Pockets for Touch-Sensitive Panel

This article describes a bezel with finger guide pockets by which an operator is able to locate the sensitized areas on a display screen by touch alone. Human channel capacity, especially the visual system, is limited and can be overloaded. When displays are added to a vehicle, they should not place any additional load on the vehicle operator's sensory capabilities, particularly the visual. Instead of providing a large array of indicators and gauges, new technologies permit a graphic display to show only the pertinent information. Thus, the operator is presented with a cleaner, less cluttered instrument panel. For example, when all of the vehicle's systems are operating correctly, the operator only needs to see a display which shows the status to be within the operating range for each system. To read this information, the operator's eyes are shifted from an outside observation to the dashboard inside. This shift requires re- focusing of the operator's eyes (accommodation), and to change pupil diameter (adaptation). When the operator's eyes are shifted back outside again, they must accommodate and adapt once more. This transient process may be noticeable for several minutes in some individuals. Therefore, it is desirable to minimize the number of times the operator must take his field of view away from the road. The arrangement described herein permits the operator to use the display screen as an input device as well as an output device...