Assessing the Sense of Presence to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Wildfire Training

Huang Heyao, Ogi Tetsuro

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Abstract

Virtual Reality is beneficial for high-risk training such as firefighting, extreme weather, and police due to cost and risk concerns. A fundamental characteristic of VR is creating the sense of being there and train participants to make the right decisions under high pressure. This research presents an experimental study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a Virtual Environment to train wildfire fighting by assessing the sense of presence. We have 10 participants who experienced the same Virtual Environment in two VR conditions represented by HTC Vive and Google Cardboard. The two devices represent two immersion levels. To evaluate the effectiveness, we used the Igroup Presence Questionnaire (IPQ) for participants to rate the subjective opinions of spatial presence, the real-time recorded ECG signal to indicate the stress level during the experiment, and skin temperature to show the excitement level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Networked-Based Information Systems - The 24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Hsing-Chung Chen, Hiroyoshi Miwa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages289-298
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030849122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2021 Sep 12021 Sep 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume313
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS-2021
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period21/9/121/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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