Tracking Performance on Combined Compensatory and Pursuit Tasks
ANTIOCH COLL YELLOW SPRINGS OH
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A comparison has been made between compensatory and pursuit tracking for a one dimensional visual tracking task, and the functional relationship between tracking accuracy and the nature of the tracking task has been determined for various combinations of pursuit and compensatory tracking. The results indicate that important, as well as statistically significant, differences exist between compensatory and pursuit tracking, and that accuracy of tracking increases markedly as a function of the amount of pursuit component which exists in the task. However, a tracking task which has a pursuit component of 50 per cent or greater is not significantly different, in terms of time-on- target score, from a 100 per cent pursuit task.