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Physiological-based tools for virtual environment fidelity design guidance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83462
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-028-0345
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765-7829
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Physiological-based tools for virtual environment fidelity design guidance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0315
Award Amount: $69,856.00
 

Abstract:

While early theory suggested training systems would only transfer knowledge and skills to the degree that they were similar to the real world, recent research suggests required fidelity of training systems is dependent upon skills and behaviors associated with targeted training objectives -- fidelity of cues not associated with those objectives can be decreased without affecting training transfer. The Training Effectiveness Evaluation with Neurophysiological Metrics: Fidelity Assessment of VE Training Systems (TEE-FAST) framework herein proposed will build upon current theoretical frameworks for assessing VE system fidelity. The TEE-FAST framework will be grounded in a contextually-rich task analysis to derive training objectives, cue and cue fidelity experienced in the real work, and will incorporate behavioral and physiological measures to empirically evaluate operator performance and experience in a VE compared to the operational environment. Phase I work will collect cue fidelity information from operational and VE, identify physiological markers that encapsulate affective responses, develop the TEE-FAST framework to drive fidelity evaluations, and develop initial algorithms that will 1) compare the degree that there are theoretical mismatches, 2) compare the degree that there are response mismatches, and 3) identify potential causes of response mismatches and provide system design guidance to decrease the mismatch.

Principal Investigator:

Kelly Hale
Director, Human Systems Integration
4077060977
Kelly@designinteractive.net

Business Contact:

John Stanney
CFO
4077060977
john@designinteractive.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

DESIGN INTERACTIVE, INC.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765

EIN/Tax ID: 593534927
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
IEMS
PO Box 162993
Orlando, FL 32816 2993
Contact: Christopher Geiger
Contact Phone: (407) 823-0221
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university