Enhancing the Effectiveness of Large Scale Virtual Environments for Educational and Training Purposes

Principal Investigator: 
Project Overview
Background & Purpose: 

Our goal is to use a variety of haptic cueing techniques to prevent the development of motion sickness and disorientation during the use of head mounted visual displays. The goal is to make immersive visual displays useful for teaching chemical and molecular structures.


The subjects will include students taking courses in organic chemistry and biochemisty. Participation will be voluntary and will involve matched control and experimental groups.

Research Design: 

This project uses a comparative design and is designed to generate causal [experimental] and descriptive [design research] evidence. Original data is collected through posturography, accelerometers, eye-head tracking, personal observation, videography and assessments of learning/achievement tests.


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