About the research
Virtual reality (VR) technology can be a powerful platform for training Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officers for tasks such as Level VI inspections, walkarounds, and response-to-emergencies. Full-scale, 3D, highly interactive VR simulations allow for practicing inspection and response tasks. At the same time, the various interactions can be captured and stored to generate task response reports and to facilitate in-task After Action Reviews. The research framework is for three radiation inspections and/or emergency response simulations (or other simulations based on Iowa DOT needs).