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Auditory affordances in the intensive treatment unit

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This paper describes the study of auditory affordances in the intensive treatment unit (ITU). The study compared representative sounds with traditional auditory warnings. Recognition performance for both the new and old warnings was compared. Recognition performance of the ITU staff was worse with the new set than with the old set of warnings, whereas the reverse was found with non-ITU staff. This suggests that although previous experience of the alarms aid recognition, there might be other more intuitive sounds which could be used on the ITU.

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Stanton, Neville and Edworthy, Judy (1998) Auditory affordances in the intensive treatment unit Applied Ergonomics, 29, (5), pp. 389-394. (doi:10.1016/S0003-6870(97)00064-1).

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Published date: October 1998
Keywords: alarms, affordances, methodology, itu

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Local EPrints ID: 76086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76086
ISSN: 0003-6870
PURE UUID: 63d589bf-5e6f-4c1b-a360-9f986bb68189

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:41

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