Friend Or Foe

Overview

Situation

Laser eye protection goggles can impair reaction time and make identification of friends or foes on a map difficult. The Optical Radiation Bioeffects Branch in the 711th Human Performance Wing wanted to research these effects in a controlled environment.

Task

The Optical Radiation Bioeffects Branch tasked the GRILL with creating a research simulation that allows participants to experience the effects of wearing laser eye protection whilst simultaneously identifying friends or foes on a map.

Action

Using Unreal Engine 4, CMUSphinx, Oculus Rift, and Logitech Extreme 3D joystick, the team created a virtual reality simulation that has users identify friends and foes while experiencing tinted vision from the eye protection. They also created a secondary task where users must fly through rings while wearing the eye protection to measure reaction time.

Future

The students said that if they had more time to work on the project they would like to add more maps and game modes, eye tracking, and additional distractions for the user.

Presentation

Video

Slides

FINAL Friend or Foe Presentation.pptx

Demonstration