Air Marshalling Virtual Trainer

By Heartwood  & Atlantis Systems Eduplus

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2011 Finalist


Skills and Ideas Taught:  Air Marshalling Virtual Trainer trains players on the use of proper aviation hand signal communications.

Goal or Challenge:  Players must follow the instructions of an on-screen instructor to produce the correct hand signals (detected by Microsoft Kinect motion sensing technology) to guide pilots and personnel during take-off and taxi.

Primary Audience:  Aircraft Marshalling Trainees – in the Navy, Air Force, and Commercial Aviation.

Assessment Approach:  Players are allowed to advance to the next signal training only if they accurately repeat the proper gestures.

Description:  Aircraft Marshalling requires the use of hand signals to communicate with and direct pilots and personnel during take-off and taxi. To train for this skill-set, a student needs to physically perform the hand/arm signals and an instructor corrects or approves them instantly.  As the game progresses, the trainee is exposed to a variety of virtual scenarios that test their marshalling skills.

Game Engine:  Unity + Microsoft Kinect

Operating System:  Windows

Platform:  Personal computer

Special Hardware:  Microsoft Kinect