Dynamic Spatial Test in Augmented Reality
|In the project we develop a new type of test for the assessment of spatial abilities that differs from conventional spatial ability tests in several aspects.
First, traditional spatial ability tests (paper-pencil as well as on-screen computer versions) assess 3-dimensional spatial abilities with 2-dimensional means. The new test will measure the ability to visualize and mentally manipulate 3-dimensional objects in actual 3-dimensional space, and should thus have a higher ecological validity than previous spatial ability tests. This will be possible through use of the augmented reality tool Construct3D, which allows the projecting of virtual 3-dimensional objects into real space where they can be seen and manipulated by means of Head Mounted Display and 6DOF input device.
Hannes Kaufmann, Mathis Csisinko Michael Mehling, Annette Mossel (Vienna UT IMS), Judith Glück (Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt)
Project Time: 2007 - 2010
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- Strasser, I., Koller, I., Strauss, S., Csisinko, M., Kaufmann, H., Glück, J., Use of strategy in a 3-dimensional spatial ability test, Journal of Individual Differences, Vol 31(2), pp 74-77, Hogrefe Publishing, 2010
- KAUFMANN, H., CSISINKO, M., STRASSER, I., STRAUSS, S., KOLLER, I., Gkück, J., Design of a virtual reality supported test for spatial abilities, In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG), pp 122--123, Dresden, Germany, 2008