An Approach for the Analysis of Perceptual and Gestural Performance During Critical Situations

  • Yannick BourrierEmail author
  • Francis Jambon
  • Catherine Garbay
  • Vanda Luengo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10474)


Our objective is the design of a Virtual Learning Environment to train a person performing a work activity, to acquire non-technical skills during the experience of a critical situation. While the person’s performance level is due to carefully acquired technical skills, how it is maintained in front of criticality depends on non-technical skills, such as decision-making, situation awareness or stress management. Following previous break downs of the domains ill-defined aspects, we focus in this paper on the design of an approach to evaluate the variation of a learner’s performance in front of learning situations showing varying degrees of criticality, in the domains of driving and midwifery.


Ill-defined domains Non-technical skills Critical situations Neural networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick Bourrier
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Francis Jambon
    • 1
  • Catherine Garbay
    • 1
  • Vanda Luengo
    • 2
  1. 1.Univ. Grenoble Alpes, LIGGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, LIP6ParisFrance

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