Using Augmented Virtuality to Examine How Affect Influences Hazard Identification Performance, Risk Assessment, and Safety Decisions

Aim of this research is to explore the relationship between hazard recognition skills and emotions predisposition. Researchers in past have found that decision-making and perception are heavily influenced by emotions. Our goal is to learn if the same influence is translated to construction worker’s hazard ID skills using an Augmented Virtual Reality environment.

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Research Status: Completed.

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Conference Proceeding:

Bhandari S., Hallowell M. R., Van Boven L. , Golparvar-Fard M.,Welker K. M., & Gruber J. (2018). Using augmented virtuality to understand the situational awareness model. Proceedings of the ASCE 2018 Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, April 2-4, 2018.

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Bhandari S., Hallowell M. R., Van Boven L., Gruber J., and Welker K. M. (2016). “Emotional states and their impacts on hazard identification skills.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2016 Construction Research Congress (CRC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016.

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Journal Publication:

Bhandari, S., Hallowell, M. R., Boven, L. V., Welker, K. M., Golparvar-Fard, M., & Gruber, J. (2019). Using Augmented Virtuality to Examine How Emotions Influence Construction-Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Safety Decisions. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management146(2), 04019102.

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