Dhaval Parmar, Jeffrey Bertrand, Blair Shannon, Sabarish V. Babu, Kapil Madathil, Melissa Zelaya, Tianwei Wang, John Wagner, Kristin Frady, Anand K. Gramopadhye
Education, 3D human-computer interaction
We present an interactive breadboard activity simulation (IBAS) to educate users in acquiring psychomotor skills in electrical circuitry pertaining to the ammeter, voltmeter and multimeter instruments. Psychomotor skills learning involves the association of cognitive functions with motor functions to make the task autonomous with repeated practice, and promoting better recall. In electrical circuitry, this is demonstrated by the fine movements involved in handling and manipulating components on the electrical circuit, particularly while measuring electrical parameters that facilitates learning. Two display metaphors are currently implemented in IBAS, the FishtankVR (FVR) and head-mounted display (HMD) viewing conditions. In an initial user study, we found that users effectively learned the psychomotor skills pertaining to electrical circuitry using IBAS.
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