January 17th, 2010 § 0 comments

Investigated people’s reaction time to visual stimuli at 7 placements on the body (wrist, upper arm, shoulder, brooch, waist, thigh, foot). We found that people reacted fastest to the wrist, and slowest to the foot. Our findings would inform others who want to deploy wearable displays on various body locations.

Flashing over the shoulder


Harrison, C., Lim, B. Y., Shick, A., Hudson, S. E. 2009.
Where to Locate Wearable Displays? Reaction Time Performance of Visual Alerts from Tip to Toe.
In Proceedings of the 27th international Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 941-944. DOI= a href=”″>10.1145/1518701.1518845.

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