Presentation Title

Biosecurity Education Thought Augmented Reality Simulations

Presenter's Name(s)

Robby Michael Beattie JrFollow

Abstract

The Livestock industries in the U.S. loses over a billion dollars annually to diseases. To combat this loss there are biosecurity measures in place to lower rates of disease outbreaks. To teach better management of livestock biosecurity we are recreating a large multi table into an augmented reality application to replace the table. Using multiple tables to view the augmented map. This map can be viewed from a different scale from the local farm to a continental overview. Their biosecurity conflict being common biosecurity practices such as a “line of separation” at which workers shower and change clothes entering and exiting the facility. This costs the user time, but is considered highly effective for reducing the risk of disease infection. Then their alternative option of going around the biosecurity measures and taking less time at the risk of infecting the livestock. We have expanded to an augmented reality simulation of the same game. Within augmented reality the simulation is more effective than the current table top because of the time and money it costs to set the table up also leads to be less interactive and fewer people to observe the training simulation at a time. These results lead to more effective messaging for livestock managers and policy makers to move behaviors to increase biosecurity practices.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Scott Merrill

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Computer Science

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

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Biosecurity Education Thought Augmented Reality Simulations

The Livestock industries in the U.S. loses over a billion dollars annually to diseases. To combat this loss there are biosecurity measures in place to lower rates of disease outbreaks. To teach better management of livestock biosecurity we are recreating a large multi table into an augmented reality application to replace the table. Using multiple tables to view the augmented map. This map can be viewed from a different scale from the local farm to a continental overview. Their biosecurity conflict being common biosecurity practices such as a “line of separation” at which workers shower and change clothes entering and exiting the facility. This costs the user time, but is considered highly effective for reducing the risk of disease infection. Then their alternative option of going around the biosecurity measures and taking less time at the risk of infecting the livestock. We have expanded to an augmented reality simulation of the same game. Within augmented reality the simulation is more effective than the current table top because of the time and money it costs to set the table up also leads to be less interactive and fewer people to observe the training simulation at a time. These results lead to more effective messaging for livestock managers and policy makers to move behaviors to increase biosecurity practices.