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Hand gesture-based virtual reality training simulator for collaboration rescue of a railway accident.

Xu, J., Tang, Z., Zhao, H. and Zhang, J. J., 2019. Hand gesture-based virtual reality training simulator for collaboration rescue of a railway accident. Interacting with Computers, 31 (6), 577-588.

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DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwz037

Abstract

Training simulator is an efficient and innovative tool to help users learn professional skills due to its convenience and safety. However, complex human-computer interaction is one of the main disadvantages that limits its effectiveness in safety training, especially for the rescue of a railway accident which requires collaborations. Through designing a set of task-specific hand gestures, we developed a training simulator for the recovery of a railway accident which helps the rescuers learn and practise rescue skills in a life-like environment and gain the firsthand experience. To test the validity of our training simulator, a user experiment is designed to compare it with the controller-based simulator in a between-groups study with 51 participants, focusing on different aspects of effectiveness. The results demonstrate that the hand gesture-based controller can be more efficient and usable to deal with complex interactions than the traditional hand-held controller.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0953-5438
Uncontrolled Keywords:training simulator; accident rescue; collaboration rescue; hand gesture-based control; virtual reality
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32906
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Oct 2019 09:29
Last Modified:30 Jun 2020 13:43

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