Application of Virtual Human Factor Verification to Fire Accidents at the Main Control Room in Nuclear Power Plant
The main control room (MCR) is the central of Human-Computer interaction (HCI) of nuclear power plants (NPPs), providing safety and comfortable working environment for operators. The present study built a 3-D virtual reality MCR and presented a fire accident in it. During the experiment, the physiological data including electrodermal activity (EDA) and electrocardiogram (ECG), and eye tracking data of the participants were measured. This method can quantitatively analyse and evaluate HCI, training, fitness and other human factors such as human errors or performance. The results reveal this quantitative evaluation method is valuable for improving HCI design and enhancing human performance.
KeywordsNPP Virtual reality Human factor HCI MCR
Compliance with Ethical Standards
1. The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
2. All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.
3. All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.
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