Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

VROnSite: Towards Immersive Training of First Responder Squad Leaders in Untethered Virtual Reality

By Annette Mossel, Mario Froeschl, Christian Schönauer, Andreas Peer, Johannes Göllner, and Hannes Kaufmann

Abstract

We present the VROnSite platform that enables immersive training of first responder on-site squad leaders. Our training platform is fully immersive, entirely untethered to ease use and provides two means of navigation - abstract and natural walking - to simulate stress and exhaustion, two important factors for decision making. With the platform´s capabilities, we close a gap in prior art for first responder training. Our research is closely interlocked with stakeholders from fire brigades and paramedics to gather early feedback in an iterative design process. In this paper, we present our first research results, which are the system´s design rationale, the single user training prototype and results from a preliminary user study.

Reference

A. Mossel, M. Froeschl, C. Schönauer, A. Peer, J. Göllner, H. Kaufmann: "VROnSite: Towards Immersive Training of First Responder Squad Leaders in Untethered Virtual Reality"; Poster: IEEE Virtual Reality, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 03-18-2017 - 03-22-2017; in: "Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality", (2017), ISBN: 978-1-5090-6647-6; 357 - 358.

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