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Author(s): José Fernando M. Silva
João Emílio Almeida
António Pereira
Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti
António Leça Coelho
Title: Preliminary experiments with EVA - Serious Games virtual fire drill simulator
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Fire keeps claiming a large number of victims in building fires. Although there are ways to minimize such events, fire drills are used to train the building occupants for emergency situations, organizing and implement these exercises is a complex task, and sometimes not sucessfull. Moreover, fire drills require the mobilization of some finantial resources and time, and affect the normal functioning of the site where they occur. To overcome the aforementioned issues, computer games have a set of features that might overcome this problem. They offer engagement to their players, keeping them focused, and providing training to real life situations. The game evaluate users, providing them some feedback, making possible for the players to improve their performance. The proposed methodology aims to study the viability of using a game that recreates a fire drill in a 3D environment using Serious Games. The information acquired through the players performance is then used to implement an artificial population. A sample of 20 subjects was selected to test the application. The results are promising, showing that the exercise had a positive impact on users. Moreover, the data acquired was used to demonstrate the possibility of creating an artificial population based on human.
Subject: Tecnologia de software, Tecnologia da segurança, Ciências da computação e da informação
Software technology, Safety technology, Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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