Title

Ocu-Cross

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Michael Doherty

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

In today’s society, technology is a central component of daily life for people of all ages. Children are especially able to utilize technology to learn and grow while engaging in fun activities. In such a busy world, traffic safety is an extremely important lesson for children to learn, as there are thousands of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the U.S. each year. Our Unity3D application, Ocu-Cross, uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to simulate a variety of common traffic scenarios in order to give children a fun, interactive way to learn the importance of vigilance and preparedness when dealing with crosswalks, stop signs, stop lights, and sidewalks. Our application teaches children how to properly wait for a vehicle to come to a complete stop before crossing, how to look both ways for oncoming traffic, and how to use a stop light crossing. Ocu-Cross also provides many useful tips for scenarios that are less common, such as dismounting your bicycle before crossing a roadway and putting away your cell phone, game device, or music player while using a crosswalk. Our goal is to provide a more fun and effective way to learn the same lessons taught by the traditional traffic safety videos often shown in schools. Our hope is that our application can serve as a prototype for similar training environments to be used in classrooms across the country.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

7-5-2020 2:30 PM

End Date

7-5-2020 4:00 PM

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Ocu-Cross

School of Engineering & Computer Science

In today’s society, technology is a central component of daily life for people of all ages. Children are especially able to utilize technology to learn and grow while engaging in fun activities. In such a busy world, traffic safety is an extremely important lesson for children to learn, as there are thousands of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the U.S. each year. Our Unity3D application, Ocu-Cross, uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to simulate a variety of common traffic scenarios in order to give children a fun, interactive way to learn the importance of vigilance and preparedness when dealing with crosswalks, stop signs, stop lights, and sidewalks. Our application teaches children how to properly wait for a vehicle to come to a complete stop before crossing, how to look both ways for oncoming traffic, and how to use a stop light crossing. Ocu-Cross also provides many useful tips for scenarios that are less common, such as dismounting your bicycle before crossing a roadway and putting away your cell phone, game device, or music player while using a crosswalk. Our goal is to provide a more fun and effective way to learn the same lessons taught by the traditional traffic safety videos often shown in schools. Our hope is that our application can serve as a prototype for similar training environments to be used in classrooms across the country.