Representation of Non Visual Stimuli as a Precursor to Mannequin Stimulation over the Internet.
Final rept. 23 Sep 97-30 Apr 98
MYSTECH ASSOCIATES INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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Report developed under SBlR contract. This effort resulted in a Human Response to Stimuli Federation Object Model. During this effort, an investigation into the representation of stimuli vis-a-vis the human recipient was performed. A Stimuli simulation object model and a Physiological simulation object model were developed prior to the construction of the FOM. As the present effort did not originate with legacy simulations. the first issue was to address the conceptual model of the mission space. In the development of the Stimuli SOM, the questions of scalability, relevance of stimuli, and characterization of stimuli were addressed. The effort resulted in the creation of a set of informational attributes and the concept of simple versus complex stimuli. Both local and global stimuli are considered. In the representation of the human body, physiological functioning guided the development of the Physiological SOM. Object oriented techniques were heavily utilized in populating this SOM. The question of extensibility, which has ramifications for distance education, is discussed. Different emphasis on intended utilization of the Federation resulted in two divergent FOM structures. Scenarios relevant to this Federation are presented in detail.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems