Supporting situation awareness in demanding operating environments through wearable user interfaces

Jari Laarni, J. Heinilä, J. Häkkinen, V. Kalakoski, K. Kallinen, K. Lukander, P. Löppönen, T. Palomäki, N. Ravaja, Paula Savioja, A. Väätänen

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    Abstract

    The military environment is physically and mentally extremely stressful. Tasks in the operating environment are varied, demanding and hazardous. Due to these challenges, new user interfaces (UIs) are required providing improved soldier protection and performance both in day-time and night-time conditions. The new UIs should, e.g., improve the soldier's situation awareness, i.e., perception of information, integration of pieces of information, determination of their relevance to one's goals, and projection of their status in the future. The aim of the Finnish project called "Supporting situation awareness in demanding operating environments through wearable interfaces" is to develop UIs for wearable computers that help the special force soldier carry out his/her main critical tasks, e.g., detection and identification of enemies and features of the surrounding environment, navigation and self-localization, development of tactics and communication between and within military units. The main portions of the work are task and work analysis, and conceptual design and evaluation of prototype systems. The present paper present the project and the methods that are used in the functional analysis of military tasks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2009 proceedings
    EditorsD. Harris
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages13-21
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-02728-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02727-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2009 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Number5639
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    Period19/07/0924/07/09

    Keywords

    • Situation Awareness
    • Cognitive Task Analysis
    • Military Domain
    • Wearable User Interface
    • Future Soldier
    • Future Warrior

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