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Virtual and Adaptive Environments

Applications, Implications, and Human Performance Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Lawrence J. Hettinger, Michael W. Haas

CRC Press

600 pages

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Hardback: 9780805831078
pub: 2003-06-01
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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.

Table of Contents


Introduction, L. Hettinger and M. Haas


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


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


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

About the Editors

Hettinger\, Lawrence J.; Haas\, Michael W.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety