A Virtual Reality Based Gas Assessment Application for Training Gas Engineers

Ikram Asghar, Oche Alexander Egaji, Mark Griffiths

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

25 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Once a gas leak is reported, the rescue operation usually requires safe and precise identification of a leak source and stopping it. However, it is risky to train new gas engineers in a real gas leak situation. This paper aims to address this challenge by proposing a virtual reality (VR) based Gas Assessments and Training (GAT) Application (App) that helps gas engineers gain practical experience on correct gas safety procedures. The GAT App will also train gas engineers to make timely decisions and practice relevant safety measures when dealing with an actual gas leak. Sixteen gas engineers evaluated the GAT App. All the participants carried out several tasks with the GAT App and completed System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaires afterwards. The data revealed an average SUS score of 84.06, which indicates that the gas engineers enjoyed using the GAT App and will recommend it to their colleagues. However, there is a need for more user testing for result generalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICICM 2019: The 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management
Subtitle of host publicationPrague, Czechia, August 23-26, 2019
Place of PublicationPrague, Czech Republic
PublisherACM Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-7188-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
EventThe 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management 2019
- Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Aug 201926 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference Proceedings Series
PublisherACM

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management 2019
Abbreviated titleICIM 2019
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period23/08/1926/08/19

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Virtual Reality Based Gas Assessment Application for Training Gas Engineers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this