Applications of Infrared Thermography to Evaluate the Ergonomics and Usability of Products with a Gestural Interface

Authored by: Danilo F. Vitorino , Marcelo M. Soares , Marcio A. Marçal

Handbook of Usability and User Experience

Print publication date:  May  2022
Online publication date:  May  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367357702
eBook ISBN: 9780429343490
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Constantly the human being seeks to perfect the artifacts that help him in his daily life. Technology has advanced a lot, and the possibilities are immense. New products are emerging and incorporated into people’s daily lives. At the same time, old products are being updated, and new forms of interaction are part of these changes (Rogers et al., 2013). Devices such as smartphones, tablets, interactive videogames, home robots and others, which recently did not exist, are now essential to perform domestic tasks, work and entertainment. Equipped with features that fascinate their users at first contact, these artifacts can be manipulated through various tactile actions, voice commands and body movement recognition, instantly understood by the device’s system (Wigdor and Wixon 2011).

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