Exploring the Potential of Virtual Reality in Fire Training Research Using A’WOT Hybrid Method

  • El Mostafa BourhimEmail author
  • Abdelghani Cherkaoui
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 637)


Virtual reality (VR) is a creative methodological approach dedicated to preparing individuals in an intelligent VR condition. Recently, expanding consideration has been attracted to VR for the provision of fire evacuation knowledge and behavioral assessment, as they are profoundly captivating and advance driving psychological learning. The motivation behind this investigation is to characterize and organize the threats, weaknesses, strengths and the opportunities (SWOT) and their sub-factors of the VR as a predictive and effective research tool on human fire behavior. However, SWOT analysis includes no means of analytically estimating the weights defining the intensity of the factors. The proposed framework A’WOT (AHP-SWOT) integrates the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and SWOT analysis. AHP’s connection to SWOT permits precisely and systematically determined priorities for the factors contained in SWOT analysis and makes them measurable.


Virtual reality Human behavior in fire Fire training SWOT-AHP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EMISYS: Energetic, Mechanic and Industrial Systems, Industrial Engineering Department, Mohammadia School of EngineersEngineering 3S Research Center, Mohamed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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