Competence area man-machine interface
The man-machine interface is becoming increasingly more important for today's telematics and automation systems to make complicated technology manageable. The human being is often the limiting factor for the overall system performance. A system can only be used with maximum efficiency and optimum costs if the human being - as the user and the operator of the system - is capable to understand and to utilize the behavior of a system through the man-machine interface. In this competence area, the focus of Zentrum für Telematik e.V. is on graphic and haptic user interfaces. This is where very different display technologies (e.g. stereo monitors, stereo projection systems, HMDs, smart phones) and modern visualization designs such as 3D control, augmented reality, etc., are used.