User Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Application for Safety Training in Railway Level Crossing

Dr Alex Egaji, Ikram Asghar, Luke Dando, Mark Griffiths, Emma Dymond

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The railway is one of the safest modes of transport all over the world. However, there are safety concerns for pedestrians and other road users as some of these railways can pass through smaller towns. As a potential technological solution, this study utilised a virtual reality (VR) application to train pedestrians on essential safety skills required to cross a level crossing safely. It builds on the previous work to evaluate the user acceptance of an educational VR railway level crossing application utilising the system usability scale (SUS) and sense of presence (SoP) questionnaire. Overall, the SUS score decreases with age, while the sense of presence score increases with age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Sustainable Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers of WorldS4 2021, Volume 2
EditorsAtulya K. Nagar, Dharm Singh Jat, Gabriela Marín-Raventós, Durgesh Kumar Mishra
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-16-6369-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-16-6368-0
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


  • Virtual reality
  • Safety training
  • Railway level crossing
  • System usability
  • Sense of presence
  • User experience


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