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"Three-dimensional sound cues and speech-synthesis technologies were used to enhance the operator's overall situational awareness of the virtual data environment. "
Diagram of the dataspace concept

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Dataspace <1986>

Advanced data display and manipulation concepts for information management were also developed with the VIEW system technology. Efforts included use of the system to create a display environment in which data manipulation and system monitoring tasks are organized in virtual display space around the operator. Through speech and gesture interaction with the virtual display, the operator could rapidly call up or delete information windows and reposition them in 3-space. The system also has the capability to display reconfigurable, virtual control panels that respond to glove-like tactile input devices worn by the operator.