Touchless interaction for command and control in military operations

Alessandro Zocco, Matteo Zocco, Antonella Greco, Salvatore Livatino, Lucio De Paolis

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The military strategy to obtain information superiority is enshrined in the concept of Network Centric Warfare: a modern doctrine based on the interconnection of knowledgeable entities. By increasing the number of commanded platforms, the volume of the data that can be accessed grows exponentially with a high risk to get a state of information overload. This paper proposes an augmented environment for efficient command and control in net-centric operations. Touchless interaction by means of Leap Motion has been explored in order to provide a faster and more natural way to issue commands and increase situational awareness. The proposed approach was evaluated by twelve users who performed different tasks on Loki, a command and control system for electronic warfare developed by Elettronica S.p.A. The results show a strong improvement in users’ performance (i.e., completion time, number of failures, failure rate) and experience (i.e., control simplicity, level of immersion and situational awareness).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented and Virtual Reality
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, AVR 2015, Lecce, Italy, August 31 - September 3, 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319228884
ISBN (Print)9783319228877
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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