Cueing Car Drivers with Ultrasound Skin Stimulation

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The aim was to utilize ultrasound skin stimulation (UH) on a palm to inform the system state when interacting with mid-air hand gestures in the automotive context. Participants navigated a horizontal menu using touch, buttons, and hand gestures during simulated driving. Mid-air interaction and UH feedback design was tested in two studies. The first study proved the participants were able to perceive the menu interaction state from UH feedback, but the interaction felt inconvenient. After redesigning the mid-air gestures and the feedback for the second study, the participants rated it equally to the touch-based method, though the interaction with steering wheel buttons was still the most favorable. In conclusion UH feedback can be utilized for delivering the interactive system state to drivers, but this approach may cause additional cognitive load and should be further tested in a running car.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems - 5th International Conference, MobiTAS 2023, Held as Part of the 25th HCI International Conference, HCII 2023, Proceedings
EditorsHeidi Krömker
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783031359071
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - , Denmark
Duration: 23 Jul 202328 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14049 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCI International


  • cueing drivers
  • In-vehicle interaction
  • mid-air gestures
  • multimodal interaction
  • ultrasonic haptic feedback
  • ultrasound skin stimulation

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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