Print Email Facebook Twitter The effect of a feedback signal in a computer mouse on hovering behaviour, productivity, comfort and usability in a field study Title The effect of a feedback signal in a computer mouse on hovering behaviour, productivity, comfort and usability in a field study Author de Kraker, H. de Korte, E. van Mil, F. Rijs, B. Bongers, P. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2008 Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a tactile feedback signal on hovering behaviour, productivity, usability and comfort after 1 week of using an experimental mouse. In a randomized controlled trial, a regular computer mouse was compared to a new developed mouse with a tactile, vibrating feedback signal to prevent unnecessary hovering above the computer mouse. According to this study, participants do decrease their hovering behaviour when using a mouse with tactile feedback. Furthermore, the mouse with tactile feedback did not influence productivity. Usability was rated somewhat mixed. The use of a mouse with a tactile vibrating feedback signal seems promising for preventing neck, shoulder and arm complaints. Further research is needed to study long-term effects on (prevention of) neck, shoulder and arm complaints and development of learning effects. Subject WorkplaceArbeidsproductiviteitBehaviourComputer mouseFeedbackPrevention of work related upper limb symptomsProductivityBiomechanicsComputer peripheral equipmentFeedbackMice (computer peripherals)Vibrations (mechanical)Feedback signalHovering behaviorErgonomicsAdaptive behaviorArm diseaseClinical trialComputer mouseControlled clinical trialControlled studyFeedback systemHuman experimentIntermethod comparisonOccupational diseaseProductivityQuestionnaireRandomized controlled trialTactile stimulationVibration senseAdultEfficiencyFeedback, PsychologicalFemaleHealth BehaviorHealth SurveysHumansMaleMan-Machine SystemsMusculoskeletal DiseasesOccupational HealthPostureUser-Computer InterfaceVibrationWorkplace To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9b3cc2de-a656-4c5b-8304-07b6a09b00cf DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00140130701565646 TNO identifier 240635 ISSN 0014-0139 Source Ergonomics, 51 (2), 140-155 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.