Visual Perception and Human Factors Lab

Dr. Delucia

Dr. DeLucia was the 2015 recipient of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society's Paul M. Fitts Education Award for outstanding contributions to the education and training of human factors specialists

Dr. DeLucia was the 2014 recipient of the APA Division 21 Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental/Engineering Psychology.

Dr. DeLucia was recently appointed editor-in-chief for the journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Click here to see a discussion in The Huffington Post on Dr. DeLucia's research.  

Address: MS 2051 Psychology Building, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051

Phone: (806) 742-3711, ext. 259

Fax: (806)742-0818

CV: 8/23/2015

The Visual Perception and Human Factors Laboratory is directed by Dr. Patricia R. DeLucia. She is assisted by a very talented group of graduate and undergraduate students. Laboratory activities focus on basic research in visual perception of motion, depth, and collision with applications to transportation, healthcare, military, and sport. The pictures below show examples of the equipment we use to conduct research.

Driving Simulator
This position tracking system allows the driver to look around in an immersive display and interact with a second driver.

Large Field-of-View
A 6ft x 8ft screen and display projector and real-time interactive simulation software are used to conduct a variety of research projects that require large field-of-view and active control.

Laproscopic Surgery Simulator
A laparoscopic simulator built with a wooden box, miniature cameras and surgical graspers is used to measure perceptual-motor performance that is relevant to minimially-invasive surgery.

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