MSE Research Project Database

Automating real-time feedback in virtual reality training through data mining

Project Leader: James Bailey
Staff: James Bailey
Student: Yun Zhou
Collaborators: Ioanna Ioannou (Medicine) Gregor Kennedy (Education) Stephen O'Leary (Medicine) Sudanthi Wijewickrema (Medicine), Peter Gibson (Cochlear Ltd)
Sponsors: Australian Research Council
Primary Contact: James Bailey (
Keywords: data mining; virtual surgery
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering,Computing and Information Systems
Domains: Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences, Networks and data in society

This project will develop an automated, real-time feedback system for virtual reality (VR) training that harnesses data mining techniques. Based on electronic measures of trainees’ behaviour in VR environments previously established by the research team, we will develop sophisticated predictive models of expert and novice behavior. Using these models the feedback system will deliver nuanced feedback to trainees during a task, replicating the advice typically provided by an instructor. This system will lead to greater uptake and increased efficiency in training across industries reliant upon VR simulation, such as aviation, aerospace, mining, health and emergency services.