Virtual and Adaptive Environments: Applications, Implications, and Human Performance

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Overview

With contributions from a collection of authors consisting of many recognizable experts in the field of virtual and adaptive environments, as well as many up and coming young researchers, this book illustrates the many ways in which psychological science contributes to and benefits from the increased development and application of these nascent systems. Discussing issues from both a user- and technology-based standpoint, the volume examins the use of human perception, cognition, and behavior. The book builds a foundation on the assumption that these systems are first and foremost human-centered technologies, in that their purpose is to complement and extend human capabilities across a wide variety of domains.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805831078
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 600
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction, L. Hettinger and M. Haas

GENERAL ISSUES IN THE DESIGN AND USE OF VIRTUAL AND ADAPTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Visual Perception of Egocentric Distance in Real and Virtual Environments, J. Loomis and J. Knapp
A Unified Approach to Presence and Motion Sickness, J. Prothero and D. Parker
Transfer of Training in Virtual Environments: Issues for Human Performance, M. Sebrechts, C. Lathan, D. Clawson, M. Miller, and C. Trepagnier
Beyond the Limits of Real-Time Realism: Moving From Stimulation Correspondence to Information Correspondence, P.J. Stappers, W. Gaver, and K. Overbeeke
On the Nature and Evaluation of Fidelity in Virtual Environments, T. Stoffregen, B. Bardy, L.J. Smart, and R. Pagulayan
Adapting to Telesystems, R. Welch

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
A Tongue-Based Tactile Display for Portrayal of Environmental Characteristics, P. Bach-y-Rita, K. Kaczmarek, and M. Tyler
Spatial Audio Displays for Target Acquisition and Speech Communications, R. Bolia and W.T. Nelson,
Learning Action Plans in a Virtual Environment, S. Goss and A. Pearce
Fidelity of Disparity-Based Stereopsis, I. Howard
Configural Scoring of Simulator Sickness, Cybersickness, and Space Adaptation Syndrome: Similarities and Differences, R.S. Kennedy, J.M. Drexler, D.E. Compton, K.M. Stanney, D.S. Lanham, and D.L. Harm
A Cybernetic Analysis of the Tunnel-in-the-Sky Display, M. Mulder, H. Stassen, and J.A. Mulder
Alternative Control Technology for Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles: Human Factors Considerations, W.T. Nelson, T.R. Anderson, and G.R. McMillan
Medical Applications of Virtual Reality, R. Satava and S. Jones
Face-to-Face Communication, N.M. Thalmann, P. Kalra, and M. Escher
Integration of Human Factors Aspects in the Design of Spatial Navigation Displays, E. Theunissen
Implementing Perception-Action Coupling for Laparoscopy, F. Voorhorst, K. Overbeeke, and G. Smets
Psychological and Physiological Issues in the Medical Use of Virtual Reality, T. Yamaguchi

ADAPTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Supporting the Adaptive Human Expert: A Critical Element in the Design of Meaning Processing Systems, J. Flach and C. Dominguez
A Human Factors Approach to Adaptive Aids, S. Hourlier, J-Y. Grau, and C. Valot
Adaptive Pilot/Vehicle Interfaces for the Tactical Air Environment, S.S. Mulgund, G. Rinkus, and G. Zacharias
The Implementation of Psycho-Electrophysiological Interface Technologies for the Control and Feedback of Interactive Virtual Environments, A. Sagi-Dolev

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