TRACE lab is focused on utilizing cutting edge technology for applied training and assessment across military, medical, and civilian domains. One focus of this lab will be the use of augmented reality (AR) in training. AR will specifically be applied to learning in multiple contexts, including: Anatomical structures, differentiating between highly similar combat vehicles, and learning musical instruments. TRACE lab will also investigate Human Factors topics related to medical settings, including work with the Pathology department at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital and Children’ Mercy Hospital. Finally, investigations will also be focused on future Human-Robot Teams, and studies will utilize COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) video game systems to simulate and measure HRI teams.
TRACE Lab is involved in a multitude of human factors projects. These include a set of diverse experiments examining the effects of Augmented Reality (AR) for training in medical, military, and musical systems. TRACE Lab is partnering with local hospitals to examine the effects of new technologies in the workplace. Also, studies using video game systems will be focused on better understanding how humans control unmanned robotic systems.
Bohil, C., Higgins, N, & Keebler, J.R. (submitted). Incidental category learning during rote memorization. Psychonomics.
Heyne, K., Lazzara, E. L., Keebler, J.R., Benishek, L., & Salas, E. (2012, October). Best practices for the effective implementation of telerounding. In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Boston, MA: HFES.
Goetz, A., Keebler, J.R., Phillips, E., Jentsch, F., & Hudson, I. (2012, October). Evaluation of simulations for future HRI teams. Proceedings of the 56th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Boston, MA.
Fincannon, T., Keebler, J.R., & Jentsch, F. (in press). Examining external validity issues in research with human operation of unmanned vehicles. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science.
Fincannon, T., Keebler, J.R., Jentsch, F., Curtis, M. (in press). The influence of camouflage, obstruction, familiarity, and spatial ability on target identification from an unmanned ground vehicle. Ergonomics.
1. Keebler, J.R., Dietz, A.S., Lazzara, E.H., Benishek, L., Toor, P., Almeida, S., King, H., & Salas, E. (Under review). Validation of a team perceptions measure to increase patient safety. British Medical Journal of Quality and Safety.
2. Keebler, J.R., Jentsch, F., Sciarini, L.W., & Fincannon, T. (2013). Using physical 3D objects as training media for military vehicle identification. Journal of Ergonomics.
3. Fincannon, T., Keebler, J.R., & Jentsch, F. (2013). Examining external validity issues in research with human operation of unmanned vehicles. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science.
4. Fincannon, T., Keebler, J.R., Jentsch, F., Curtis, M. (2013). The influence of camouflage, obstruction, familiarity, and spatial ability on target identification from an unmanned ground vehicle. Ergonomics. Doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.771218
5. Keebler, J.R., Taylor, G., Phillips, E., Ososky, S., Sciarini, L.W. (2012). Neuroethics: Considerations for a future embedded with neurotechnology. In M. Fafrowicz, T. Marek, W. Karwowski, & D. Schmorrow (Eds.). Neuroadaptive systems: Theory and Application. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
6. Palmer, E.P., Keebler, J.R., Fouquet, S.D., Lazzara, E.H., Simmons, J.K., & Chan, R. (2013, March). Effects of interruption type and interruption attitudes on doctors’ and nurses’ feelings of being “overwhelmed”. Proceedings of the 3rd annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Healthcare Symposium. Baltimore, MD.
7. Patzer, B., Lazzara, E.H., Keebler, J.R., & Salas, E. (2013, January). Perhaps it's time to consider a fresh start with anatomy: Simulated training using augmented reality technology. Paper presented at the 13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.
8. Heyne, K., Keebler, J.R., Shuffler, M., Stowers, K., Ogelsby, J., Afek, A., & Salas, E. (2013). Reflective approaches to team training in a simulated command and control environment. Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.
9. Smith, D. C., Chinn, M. E., & Keebler, J. R. (2013, February), Combat identification using an augmented reality learning system. Poster presented at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, Kansas.
10. Chan, Y. R., Keebler, J. R., Fouquet, S. D., Simmons, J. K., & Palmer, E. M. (2013). Balancing task interruptions: Too many or too few lead to lower job satisfaction among health care workers. Poster accepted for presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.; May.
Dr. Joseph R. Keebler
428 Jabara Hall
447 Jabara Hall
TRACE Lab, 2012
From left to right: Training Simulation; Participant interacting with an Augmented Reality vehicle