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Backlund, P., Engström, H., Hammar, C., Johannesson, M. & Lebram, M. (2007). Sidh: a Game Based Firefighter Training Simulation. In: Ebad Banissi, Remo Aslak Burkhard, Georges Grinstein, Liz Stuart, Theodor G. Wyeld, Gennady Andrienko, Jason Dykes, Mikael Jern, Anthony Faiola, Dennis Groth, Anna Ursyn, Andrew J. Cowell, and Ming Hou (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07). Paper presented at 11th International Conference Information Visualization IV 2007, 4-6 July 2007, Zürich, Switzerland (pp. 899-907). IEEE Computer Society
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2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07) / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Remo Aslak Burkhard, Georges Grinstein, Liz Stuart, Theodor G. Wyeld, Gennady Andrienko, Jason Dykes, Mikael Jern, Anthony Faiola, Dennis Groth, Anna Ursyn, Andrew J. Cowell, and Ming Hou, IEEE Computer Society, 2007, p. 899-907Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents Sidh - a game based firefighter training simulator developed in cooperation between the University of Sk¨ovde and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency. Sidh is based on computer game hardware and software solutions but adds a novel interaction model and gameplay specifically developed for the purpose of training firefighters. The simulator environment is a Cave where the player is interacting with the game through a set of sensors. Players move in the virtual world by movements in the physical world and a substantial physical effort is required to accomplish game tasks. Sidh has been used in a feasibility study where 31 firefighter students have been playing the game and the performance of these students as well as their reflections from using the game have been analyzed. Results from this study show that Sidh is a useful complement to traditional training methods and that the subjects give very high grades on the entertainment value of the game which indicate that this form of training may be self-motivating which is an important issue for voluntary, after-hours training.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2007
Series
Information Visualization, ISSN 1550-6037 ; 4
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2824 (URN)10.1109/IV.2007.100 (DOI)000248485200132 ()2-s2.0-35348848586 (Scopus ID)0-7695-2900-3 (ISBN)
Conference
11th International Conference Information Visualization IV 2007, 4-6 July 2007, Zürich, Switzerland
Available from: 2009-03-04 Created: 2009-03-04 Last updated: 2018-02-14Bibliographically approved
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