Safety Technologies

We can try to “trick” new technology to determine just how well they work and serve as unbiased brokers and experimentalists.

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New safety technologies are constantly being developed but how do we test whether or not they are helping us to improve and causing the impact we are hoping they cause? The CSRA has learning opportunities in adjacent National Science Foundation supported research where we are studying and testing the validity of augmented reality and virtual reality. For example, in current COVID-19 circumstances, suppose there is a camera that can determine whether or not workers are wearing masks. This camera could be tested in a lab to determine how well it works, when it does and when it does not work, etc. In essence, we can try to “trick” new technology to determine just how well they work and serve as unbiased brokers and experimentalists.