Drone Training with Devon and Cornwall Police

We are excited to be working with Devon and Cornwall Police and Future Skills Centre Exeter in the development of search and rescue drone training. The training will use in-VR eye-tracking.

Why are we using this technology?

VR can simulate any number of weather conditions and flying hazards, and of course means that a real drone is not required each time hence less risk and cost.

But why eye-tracking?

Success in search and rescue is not just about flying a drone competently, it involves many human factors (workload management, situational awareness, communications etc). Eye-tracking not only helps us to understand what constitutes expertise in this task but can be used to coach desired behaviours and gaze strategies.

The training is being developed for the HP Omnicept VR headset with Tobii eye-tracking.