The sensory prerequisites of effective simulator-based learning (2019–2021)

Abstract:
This Project aims to investigate the use of head-mounted virtual reality systems for training, with specific focus on the aviation industry. The Project expects to improve our understanding of how pilots combine information from their sensory systems in order to successfully operate an aircraft. Expected outcomes include methods for specifying the optimal design of simulators intended to prepare pilots for a specific task, with the ultimate goal of developing and validating a prototype training device. The outcomes will benefit many areas of pilot training by improving the design and optimising the cost of simulator technologies at a time when the aviation industry is struggling to meet the global demand for new pilots.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Deputy Dean
    Graduate School
    Professor
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
    Sustainable Minerals Institute
Funded by:
Australian Research Council