Dennis Núñez-Fernández

BSc in Electronic Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI)


How could be the future of Human-Machine interaction?

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By: Dennis Núñez-Fernández, January 2020.

What lies beyond the real iterfaces between humans and machines? Could the current interfaces under development be the right way for efficient human-machine interaction?

From the early stages of computer development, interfaces between machines and humans have been developed. Some of them are for example the graphical user interface, the mouse, the touchscreen. One of the most important advances in human-machine interfaces was developed in XEROX laboratories in the 1970s [1], i.e. the use of a graphical interface to access simple tasks on the computer and the development of the keyboard and mouse as we know them today.

The current standard interfaces have a lack of portability, and lack of user-friendly features, but above all a low rate of information transfer between a human and a computer. This low data transfer rate is given in a unidirectional way from the user to the computer, being the inverse (from computer to human) very high. Some projects related to human-machine interfaces employ forced systems to give humans false sensations. Therefore, human-machine interaction needs a high bandwidth rate for effective information transfer between a machine and a human.


References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto.