These are the research areas that we are currently supporting or have supported in.
Firefighting skills training
Practice-based skills training is fundamental to preparing firefighters for real fires.
Incident command competency training
Training emergency services to manage incidents better.
Fire investigation skills training
Investigating what happened at different scenes where a fire broke out. Find specific leads within a computer-generated room to demonstrate all the different possible scenarios to the students.
Emergency medical training
Train emergency responders how to deal with specific medical scenario's
Future Research Areas
Emergency driving skills training
Driving safely but fast to incidents can be tricky. Therefore emergency responders need to be trained within a computer-based simulation how to drive to an incident.
Fire extinguisher training
How to handle different types of fire extinguishers. Learning what extinguishing fluid to use in different situations.
Crime scene investigation training
Investigating what happened at different crime scenes. Find specific leads within a computer-generated room to demonstrate all the different possible scenarios to the students.
Usability and User Experience
Methods & techniques in interaction design to create and evaluate a human-oriented design with a focus on usability and user experience.
Research on the feeling that people have of being somewhere. Looking at how immersive certain technologies are.
Return on Investment
Return on investment, or ROI, is a research topic that calculates how the benefits of a certain technology cover the investment costs.
The perception of stress looks at how responsible people feel within a simulation. Do they experience stress when confronted with difficult scenarios?