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Sue Cobb

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Sue Cobb is the head of the Human Factors Research Group.

Research Summary

I have been actively involved in human factors aspects of virtual reality and interactive systems for 25 years, with experience in research co-ordination and management of community-based… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

I have been actively involved in human factors aspects of virtual reality and interactive systems for 25 years, with experience in research co-ordination and management of community-based multi-disciplinary projects to develop new technologies for education and training, rehabilitation and healthcare. My specific research interest is in how the human factors role can be used to bridge the gaps between the various stakeholders affected by new technologies. This involves a variety of activities including user-centred design, defining an appropriate research and development methodology and evaluation of application use and acceptance.

Past Research

  • Evaluation of operator performance in teleoperator control
  • Applications of virtual reality in manufacturing industry
  • Identification and measurement of virtual reality induced symptoms and effects
  • Virtual environments for life skills education of children with learning disabilities
  • Virtual environments for KS2 science education
  • Participatory design methods for development of collaborative storytelling technologies in primary education
  • Virtual environments for social skills training for adults with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Mixed reality and tangible interfaces for stroke rehabilitation
  • Interactive binocular treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) and associated ocular disorders

Future Research

  • Methods for human behaviour assessment via embedded task performance measures within virtual environments
  • Technology enhanced learning in science and engineering
  • Multi-sensory environments for individuals with disabilities
  • Design and evaluation of visualisation technologies for learning and training
  • Design and evaluation of tangible interfaces to multi-media environments

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD



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