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Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
+64 3 3690329
English, German, Swedish
My area of expertise is Evacuation, and my main interest is the interaction between people and evacuation systems, e.g., way-finding systems and notification systems. Recent studies have involved evaluation of both visual and auditory way-finding systems in smoke filled tunnels, as well as studies on the design of fire alarms and way-finding systems in high-rise buildings. The research has involved both laboratory and field evacuation experiments, and most recently I have been involved in the development of Virtual Reality laboratory evacuation experiments. I am currently in charge of the development of a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality evacuation laboratory at CNRE. This laboratory will feature such technology as Head Mounted Displays (HMD) with eye track, and optical motion capture equipment.