Training in virtual environments: Analysis of task appropriateness

David A. Philbin, William Ribarsky, Neff Walker, C. Ellis Hubbard

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Abstract

The effectiveness and advantages of virtual environment (VE) in achieving certain tasks are presented. VE are used for training purposes. This logic is tested which trains a navigation task using a VE. Subjects are given ten minutes to study a novel environment using either a map or a VE. Both the map and the VE contained icons representing target objects in the environment. Target objects are salient objects in the environment which, after the training, subjects are required to walk to in the actual environment. The analyses reveal that training with the VE resulted in significant improvements in navigation over the expectation of untrained navigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium, VRAIS - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Mar 14 1998Mar 18 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium, VRAIS
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period3/14/983/18/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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