Eye tracking technology, which enables us to record the eye movements and gaze behaviour of a subject, has many applications in the world of performance and training.
Modelling experts: Eye tracking technology gives us unprecedented insight into the psychology and decision making of expert performers. These insights can help us to better understand task expertise, and therefore derive better ways of training novices to develop this expertise.
Training: Providing trainers and trainees with feedback throughout the learning process can be extremely valuable, and allows for the development of tailored and bespoke training interventions. Eye tracking allow us to unearth the development of perceptual and cognitive skills, and tailor training to enhance learning. The gaze behaviour of experts can also be used to enhance training through methodologies such as Feed Forward Eye Movement Training (FFEMT). FFEMT provides trainees with access to the gaze behaviours of experts performing the same task, and as such additional information about how to perform the task efficiently and effectively.
Validating VR simulations: Eye tracking can be used as a tool to assess the usability, ergonomics and fidelity of a VR simulation. How a trainee experiences a simulation visually provides great in-sight into the simulations validity as a learning tool. We have eye tracking technology that allows us to track eye movements and gaze behaviour in our virtual environments, enabling us to optimise the design and functionality of these environments.