Bezel With Finger Guide Pockets for Touch-Sensitive Panel
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
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.