Evaluating virtual reality training of cognitive skills for counter terror policing

Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this project examines the effects of VR on cognition, and its potential for training cognitive skills for high pressure environments.

In particular, we will use integrated VR and eye tracking to develop and validate VR training applications for use with the Metropolitan Police and the UK Intelligence Community. We also aim to investigate the potential for augmenting VR training with cognitive training techniques.

Prototype task

The video below illustrates a scene from a prototype threat-detection room searching task. The scene is overlaid with eye tracking (blue dots indicate current location of gaze) and objects react to gaze by providing additional information or questions to augment the learning of the user.

Contact

For more information on this project, please contact Dr David Harris