A sequence analysis of behaviors in immersive virtual reality for indoor earthquake and post-earthquake evacuation

Zhenan Feng, Vicente A. González, Michael Spearpoint, Jared Thomas, Margaret Trotter, Guillermo Cabrera-Guerrero, Daniel Paes

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Behavioral sequence analysis (BSA) gives insights to understand and model individual behaviors. The present study uses BSA for a virtual earthquake. The virtual earthquake drill was facilitated by a head-mounted display (HMD)-based immersive virtual reality (IVR) system. Eighty-three participants experienced a full earthquake and post-earthquake evacuation in a virtual hospital building. Concurrent verbal protocol analysis (VPA) and retrospective video analysis of the footage of participants’ in-IVR behaviors have been conducted to identify the behavioral sequence of participants. As a result, behavioral transition diagrams are generated, showing the progression of behaviors exhibited in the virtual earthquake drill. A variety of behavioral paths for each individual participant is presented using a visual analytics approach. The behavioral transition diagrams and behavioral paths expose the full picture of human behaviors in an earthquake emergency, which are vital to developing behavior-oriented strategies for earthquake emergencies.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo102978
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Volumen75
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun. 2022
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