Neilson, H., Enriquez, M., and MacLean, K. (2006). "Haptic Signals for Communication Under Workload" (Poster), presented at Mass Terms: Cognitive Issues in Generics, Mass Terms, and Related Linguistic Constructions Conference, February 3-4 2006, Vancouver, BC. (Best Poster award).
Visually oriented tasks, such as driving are often accompanied by both perceptual and cognitive distractions. As technology advances, the driver interface is complicated by the addition of secondary functions and enhanced driver information systems. Haptic (tactile) signals might be useful as a more effective and less distracting means of communicating this additional information