The last few years showed that a high risk of asynchronous threats is given in every day life. Especially in large crowds a high probability of asynchronous attacks is evident. High observational abilities to detect threats are desirable. Consequently highly trained security and observation personal is needed. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a training methodology to enhance performance of observation personnel engaging in a specific target identification task. For this purpose a crowd simulation video is utilized. The study first provides a measurement of the base performance before the training sessions. Furthermore a training procedure will be performed. Base performance will then be compared to the after training performance in order to look for a training effect. A thorough evaluation of both the training sessions as well as the overall performance will be done in this paper. A specific hypotheses based metric is used. Results will be discussed in order to provide guidelines for the design of training for observational tasks.
Patrick Dunau, Samuel Huber, Karin U. Stein, and Peter Wellig, "Asynchronous threat awareness by observer trials using crowd simulation," Proc. SPIE 9997, Target and Background Signatures II, 99970K (Presented at SPIE Security + Defence: September 27, 2016; Published: 30 November 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2241981.
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