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Virtual Reality for Fire Evacuation Research

Kinateder, Max; Ronchi, Enrico LU ; Nilsson, Daniel LU ; Kobes, Margrethe; Müller, Mathias; Pauli, Paul and Mülberger, Andreas (2014) Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling (CEIM'14) In Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2. p.313-321
Abstract
Virtual reality (VR) has become a popular approach to study human behavior in fire. The present position paper analyses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of VR as a research tool for human behavior in fire. Virtual environments provide a maximum of experimental control, are easy to replicate, have relatively high ecological validity, and allow safe study of occupant behavior in scenarios that otherwise would be too dangerous. Lower ecological validity compared to field studies, ergonomic aspects, and technical limitations are the main weaknesses of the method. Increasingly realistic simulations and other technological advances provide new opportunities for this relatively young method. In this position paper, we... (More)
Virtual reality (VR) has become a popular approach to study human behavior in fire. The present position paper analyses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of VR as a research tool for human behavior in fire. Virtual environments provide a maximum of experimental control, are easy to replicate, have relatively high ecological validity, and allow safe study of occupant behavior in scenarios that otherwise would be too dangerous. Lower ecological validity compared to field studies, ergonomic aspects, and technical limitations are the main weaknesses of the method. Increasingly realistic simulations and other technological advances provide new opportunities for this relatively young method. In this position paper, we argue that VR is a promising complementary laboratory tool in the quest to understand human behavior in fire and to improve fire safety. (Less)
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Virtual Reality, Fire evacuation, SWOT analysis
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Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
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Krasuski, Adam; Rein, Guillermo; and
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2
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313 - 321
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. 1st Complex Events and Information Modelling (CEIM'14)
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  abstract     = {Virtual reality (VR) has become a popular approach to study human behavior in fire. The present position paper analyses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of VR as a research tool for human behavior in fire. Virtual environments provide a maximum of experimental control, are easy to replicate, have relatively high ecological validity, and allow safe study of occupant behavior in scenarios that otherwise would be too dangerous. Lower ecological validity compared to field studies, ergonomic aspects, and technical limitations are the main weaknesses of the method. Increasingly realistic simulations and other technological advances provide new opportunities for this relatively young method. In this position paper, we argue that VR is a promising complementary laboratory tool in the quest to understand human behavior in fire and to improve fire safety.},
  author       = {Kinateder, Max and Ronchi, Enrico and Nilsson, Daniel and Kobes, Margrethe and Müller, Mathias and Pauli, Paul and Mülberger, Andreas},
  booktitle    = {Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems},
  editor       = {Krasuski, Adam and Rein, Guillermo},
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  keyword      = {Virtual Reality,Fire evacuation,SWOT analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {313--321},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Virtual Reality for Fire Evacuation Research},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2014},
}