Virtual and Adaptive Environments: Applications, Implications, and Human Performance Issues


The use of virtual and adaptive environments promises to revolutionize the ways in which humans live their daily lives. Virtual and adaptive environments are systems composed of humans, computers, and interface devices. The fundamental assumption motivating the publication of this book is that these systems are first and foremost human-centered technologies, in that their purpose is to complement and extend human capabilities across a wide variety of domains. The contributions illustrate the many ways in which psychological science is contributing to and benefitting from the increased development and application of these nascent systems. Discussing issues from both a user- and technology-based standpoint, the volume discusses the use of human perception, cognition, and behavior. The book was inspired by the editors' interaction with many colleagues over a period extending from 1992 to 2002. They have assembled a collection of authors consisting of many recognizable experts in the field of virtual and adaptive environments, as well as many "up and coming" young researchers in these areas-those from whom much will be heard in the years to come. As such, anyone working in the fast moving area of virtual environment technology find this book valuable, including those in human factors and perceptual and cognitive psychology.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lawrence J. Hettinger
  • Michael W. Haas
  • Jack M. Loomis
  • Joshua M. Knapp
  • Jerrold D. Prothero
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.