Ryan Ahn, associate professor of construction science, is looking to improve jobsite safety by developing a research-based, virtual reality training environment to reduce workers’ underestimation of job site hazards.
This project will generate new knowledge regarding how a VR-enabled safety training environment can effectively interrupt workers’ habituated behaviors, transforming current injury prevention strategies from a knowledge transfer-focused safety training model to a behavior-focused, data-driven safety training model.
Ahn, the project’s principal investigator, is teaming with Texas A&M scholars Brian Anderson, co-principal investigator and associate professor of psychological & brain sciences, and Namgyun Kim, who is pursuing a Ph.D. Architecture degree with an emphasis on construction science.
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