The Human Engineering Eye Movement Measurement Research Facility.
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Visual perception plays a critical role in many tasks the soldier is asked to perform. One key component of these tasks where visual perception is critical is visual search. An example is the acquisition of key information in monitoring displays and directing fire at targets. How should the individual soldier in any given task allocate his attention to optimize performance and what tasks or operator factor affect visual search performance are some of the questions to be answered. There is a need for developing a body of data on the principles governing human visual search. This knowledge has direct application to such diverse aspects of the Armys mission as the optimal design of visual information displays in various systems, techniques for intelligent interpretation of reconnaissance photographs, and the design of automatic electronic target acquisition devices. Driven by this need a system facility has been developed for monitoring eye movement behavior unobtrusively which imposes no mechanical constraints on the subject. The system utilizes the pupil-centercorneal-reflection measurement technique and features a high speed on-line data processing capability. The purpose of this report is to describe the HEL Eye-Movement Research Facility including the subject viewing studio, the projection room, and the master control room.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems