Visual Perception and Human Factors Lab
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
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.
This position tracking system allows the driver to look around in an immersive display
and interact with a second driver.
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
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