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Publication on the future of evacuation drills

May 14, 2020

This article discusses the impact of the innovations in technology (e.g. augmented/virtual reality etc.) and how they offer significant opportunities for a “next generation” of evidence-based evacuation drills.

Movement Strategies, alongside research partners from Northumbria University, National Research Council (Canada), University of Ulster, University of Leeds, and Lund University (Sweden) worked on this project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to produce this article.

The article discusses the impact of the innovations in technology (e.g. augmented/virtual reality, etc.) and how they offer significant opportunities for a “next generation” of evidence-based evacuation drills. The paper includes findings from the research project, establishing the limitations of existing drills, proposes a framework for the assessment of both training and evaluation aspects of drills, and suggests a programme of work for their implementation.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN SCIENCE DIRECT: The future of evacuation drills: Assessing and enhancing evacuee performance

Reference: 

Gwynne, S; Amos, M; Kinateder, M; Benichou, N; Boyce, K; van der Wal, N; Ronchi, E., The future of evacuation drills: Assessing and enhancing evacuee performance, Safety Science Volume 129, September2020, 104767.