Soft and hard panel control button behavioral specification for augmented feedback
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-15
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Currently there is no solution that integrates two-stage tactile (force) feedback from buttons on both hard and soft panels for the same machine. The proposal here suggests a common behavioral specification for control panel presses and mouse button presses. It specifies that buttons have two states during a button press--a half-press produces a tactile signal that reveals the function of the button. A full press creates a tactile signal that reveals whether the function was activated or whether the machine is not in a ready state to complete the function.