End of ESA AVSPACE project

After a year-long research project, the AVSPACE project team is pleased to announce that the project was successfully completed at the end of 2023. The project, which was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), aimed to investigate the effects of audiovisual information on human perception in environments such as space.

The research took place over the course of a year and involved the development of a virtual reality simulation of a space mission on the International Space Station (ISS). In this simulation, participants were assigned maintenance tasks while artificial audio-visual enhancements were embedded.

The results of the study are promising and suggest that the integration of audiovisual information can significantly improve performance in such extreme environments. Participants who received audiovisual augmentations showed a 60% increase in exercise speed compared to those without such augmentations. In addition, workload was reduced and the feeling of presence increased.

The insights gained not only have applications in space, but could also be useful in various other scenarios where people are faced with extraordinary challenges.

The team would like to thank ESA for their financial support during the project. For further information and detailed results, the researchers are available for inquiries.

Link: www.tu-ilmenau.de/universitaet/fakultaeten/fakultaet-wirtschaftswissenschaften-und-medien/profil/institute-und-fachgebiete/fachgebiet-virtuelle-welten-und-digitale-spiele/forschung/forschungsprojekte/esa-audiovisual-feedback