Human Factors Assessment in VR-based Firefighting Training in Maritime: A Pilot Study

Yisi Liu, Zirui Lan, Benedikt Tschoerner, Satinder Singh Virdi, Jian Cui, Fan Li, Olga Sourina, Daniel Zhang, David Chai, Wolfgang Muller-Wittig

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) has been used for training aircraft pilots, maritime seafarers, operators, etc as it provides an immersive environment with realistic lifelike quality. We developed and implemented a VR-based Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) firefighting simulation system with head-mounted displays (HMD) and novel human factors evaluation that could train and assess both technical and non-technical skills in the firefighting scenarios. The proposed human factors evaluation is based on a competence model and the non-technical skills such as situation awareness, vigilance, and decision making of seafarers could be assessed. An experiment was carried out with 6 trainees and 2 trainers using the implemented LNG firefighting simulation system. The results show that that the maritime trainees felt the VR scene was realistic to them, evoked similar emotions (such as fear, stress) during the demanding events as in the real world and made them attentive during the experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2020
EditorsAlexei Sourin, Christophe Charier, Christophe Rosenberger, Olga Sourina
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages157-163
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728164977
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6498-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2020 - Virtual, Caen, France
Duration: 29 Sep 20201 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2020

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Cyberworlds, CW 2020
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityVirtual, Caen
Period29/09/201/10/20

Keywords

  • competence model
  • human factors
  • maritime
  • non-technical skills
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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