VR Straining

Overview

Situation

Dr. Lloyd Tripp needed a way to measure how much pilots are straining while training for G-Force in a centrifuge, and a way to show pilots ahead of time how much straining certain kinds of maneuvers require.

Task

To measure pilot fatigue, developers needed to produce a simulator that allows users to accurately measure their muscle tension. Ultimately, the developers wanted to make the simulation for pilots to learn how to brace during a flight while preventing the in-simulation character from blacking out due to G-LOC.

Action

Created a VR simulation which uses a BioRadio to measure straining and shows to the pilot how much he or she is actively straining at any given moment.

Result

Using a 360-view video in VR, the developers made a sim equipped with metrics that measure muscle tension and grip strength through a bio-radio held within the right hand. The according arm is given three electric medical pads that provide accurate, on screen readings of body tension.

Future

Future improvements include better customization, more streamlined linking with BioRadio, and better graph visibility.

Presentation

Video

VRStraining-Final.pptx

Slides

Demonstration