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Identifying likely successful users of virtual reality systems

Howe, T. and Sharkey, P. M. (1998) Identifying likely successful users of virtual reality systems. Presence, Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 7 (3). pp. 308-316. ISSN 1531-3263

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1162/105474698565730


This paper suggests a method for identifying individuals who are most suited to using virtual reality (VR) systems. The aim is to help both an individual or employer to decide where that individual's skills and abilities would be best deployed. By considering a potential user's competence and temperament, a graphical representation is introduced that may then be used to crudely delineate a high-aptitude participant against those with lesser capabilities. By introducing standard tests for competence and a standard classifier for temperament, and by further weighting each measure with respect to the technology currently available and the application, a detailed representation of the effectiveness of different users is developed.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:19080
Publisher:MIT Press

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