Tech Grove Connect – You're Not Paying Attention. And Yes I can Tell!

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  • 2/10/2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
  • Event Type : Webinar
    Event Code : 21B0


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It's very difficult to detect and measure how engaged a participant is in a training scenario of any type. Yet the effectiveness of the training depends on the participant being fully engaged. With the accelerating adoption of VR and AR headsets, it has become even harder...some say tell if a participant is distracted and not paying attention adding yet another barrier to more rapid adoption of VR/AR solutions. Join us to hear how the team behind the I/ITSEC 2021 Best Paper Winner – Eduworks Corporation, Air Force Research Laboratory and University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies – teamed together to develop a machine learning solution starting with the Pilot Training Transformation (PTT) environment. We'll discuss how they worked together, the initial results, what they learned, and what they are doing to continue developing a deploying solution.    

This month's session highlights the I/ITSEC 2021 Best Paper Winner from the Training Category, "Attention and Engagement in Virtual Environments: Measuring the Unobservable."


  • Dr. Benjamin Bell, Eduworks
  • Dr. Wink Bennett, Airman Systems Directorate, Warfighter Readiness Research Division
  • Dr. Benjamin Nye, USC ICT 

About the Tech Grove Connect Webinar Series

These are not your typical webinars. Tech Grove Connect is an interactive opportunity to explore hot training topics from defense industry partners and Navy experts. While there may be some interesting talks, the Central Florida Tech Bridge will host creative social and learning events where you will be able to mix in with experts and share your questions and experiences. Interviews with domain experts, behind the scenes of up-and-coming programs, cutting-edge topic talks, and audience-driven discussion groups will all be part of the next season. Stay tuned for our schedule of events, our curated series of topics, and to meet up in the next Tech Grove Connect.


Reneé Despot - Event Logistics
(703) 247-9490

Carol Dwyer - Registration
(703) 247-9471

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