Designers of visual displays and instrument panels often need to relate the known response capabilities of a large portion of the visual field to their particular design problem. The DPR may be used to derive the best location on a panel to position luminous warning indicators which must elicit rapid manual responses (e.g., fire warnings for engines). The reticle displaying anatomical features of the typical retina has been found useful in determining whether or not the rear-view mirror of an automobile is located so that its retinal image falls upon the blind spot of one eye--a situation which could be potentially serious for one-eyed drivers. Many other kinds of psychophysical vision data could also be incorporated into such a device.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Haines, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 567-569
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  • Accession Number: 00177193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM