Evaluating the Effectiveness of Immersive Interfaces for Combat Training
Final rept. 11 Apr 2011-10 Apr 2015
TEXAS UNIV-PAN AMERICAN EDINBURG
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This project focuses directly on immersive science. It answers basic questions about interfaces and their characteristics with respect to human responses with these interfaces. In this context, it studies immersion and the measurement of presence as it relates to the virtual world paradigm. Additionally, this proposal answers questions regarding effectiveness of virtual worlds versus traditional training, as posed by an Army laboratory and a Marine Corps program office. As part of this proposal, an Immersive Environments laboratory is established at The University of Texas-Pan American UTPA. At the heart of this proposal are quantitative measures of human subject responses to differences in immersive interfaces and virtual world training regimens. Physiological measurements and statistical methods are employed to reach conclusions regarding presence in immersive environments and the effectiveness of virtual world paradigms as it relates to support for combat operations.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems