Accession Number : ADA297277

Title :   The Virtual Environment Performance Assessment Battery (VEPAB): Development and Evaluation

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 92-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lampton, Donald R. ; Knerr, Bruce W. ; Goldberg, Stephen L. ; Bliss, James P. ; Moshell, Michael J.

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Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The Virtual Environment Performance Assessment Battery (VEPAS) is a set of tasks developed to support research on training applications of VE(Virtual Environment) technology. VEPAS measures human performance on vision, locomotion, tracking, object manipulation, and reaction time tasks performed on three-dimensional, interactive VEs. It can be used to provide a general orientation for interacting in VEs and to determine entry-level performance and skill acquisition of users. In addition, VEPAB allows comparison of task performance, side effects and aftereffects, and subjective reactions across different VE systems. By providing benchmarks of human performance, VEPAB can promote continuity in training research across different technologies, separate research facilities, and dissimilar subject populations. This report describes the development of VEPAB and summarizes the results of an experiment to test the sensitivity of the tasks to differences between input control devices and to examine practice effects. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *ARMY TRAINING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *VIRTUAL REALITY, *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, *WORK MEASUREMENT, INPUT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, SKILLS, REACTION TIME, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), TRACKING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, STANDARDS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, LOCOMOTION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE