Final Conference and results of the SHOTPROS project.

At the end of the SHOTPROS project, we present after 3,5 years of work, for the purposes of the participants of the Final Conference and the members of the VRPN,  a summary of the tangible RESULTS.  SHOTPROS is a Horizon 2020 project about: A Human Factors Based (VR) Training Framework for Decision-Making and Acting (DMA-SR) -Capabilities under Stress and in High-Risk Situation for European Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). More info 

We organised a successful EUROPEAN Final Conference with 125 participants from 17 Countries. Our participants (from Norway to Malta and from Iceland to Romania) evaluated the event as very well organised (95% satisfaction). The Final Conference was presented very positively in the media: we were seen on 3 TV stations, heard on the radio and in the written press. The Belgian Minister of the Interior Annelies Verlinden will promote SHOTPROS at the upcoming EU security summit. During the Conference, a real network event, 80% of participants said to be keen to enter into the VR and Police network (VRPN).

A demonstration of the VR Police training was done at the Final Conference as well for the press (on 13 September 2022) as for the  participants from a diverse set of police organisations  (on 14 and 15 September 2022). We also gave interested participants the opportunity to try out the VR training system themselves. You can read more details on the DEMO during the final conference (download PDF here) in the extended public report. To read the Proceedings of the two-day Final Conference (PDF click here)

Summarising the results of the SHOTPROS project:

👮‍♀️ 42 months hard work with the results shown in a leaflet or a video report 

👮‍♀️ 13 partners, 20 studies, 4000 participants, 6 Field Trials

👮‍♀️ 125 participants, 17 countries, 28 speakers, 50 VR try-outs

👮‍♀️ A SHOTPROS final evidence-based human factor model for DMA-SR (PDF click here)

👮‍♀️ SHOTPROS final technical guidelines for VR training (PDF click here)

👮‍♀️ A #VR #police #training curriculum (PDF click here)

and 7  didactical training guidelines: (For more info, including a didactical video, see points 1-7 below)

  1. Is there constructive, motivating feedback? PDF click here
  2. Is there possibility for self-regulation of the learning process? PDF click here
  3. Is there variation and differentiation? PDF click here
  4. Is model learning used? PDF click here
  5. Is there a well-designed practice situation? PDF click here
  6. Is there high-quality instruction? PDF click here
  7. Is there a clear assignment? PDF click here

👮‍♀️ SHOTPROS final training scenario guidelines (only for VRPN members!!)

👮‍♀️ A policy maker toolkit for guidelines on how to introduce VR into my organisation (will be added in October)

👮‍♀️17 presentations at the Final Conference:

(For more info, see points 1-17 below)
  1. Role of practitioners in the EU research and innovation projects: Sebastian Serwiak, European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, Unit F2 – Innovation and Security Research (PDF presentation click here)
  2. SHOTPROS – a journey through VR police training, an overview of the project results: Markus Murtinger, SHOTPROS coordinator, USECON GmbH and Emma Jaspaert, KULeuven (PDF presentation click here)
  3. SHOTPROS innovations: Chris Haarmeijer, RE-liON and Helmut Schrom-Feiertag, AIT -Austrian Institute of Technology (PDF presentation coming soon)
  4. Human-factor-based training framework for VR police training: Vana Hutter, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Ortwin Maetzing and Alexander Schäfer, LAFP Police North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (PDF presentation click here)
  5. MED1stMR – mixed reality in the field of medical first responders: Georg Regal,AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology and Pedro Duque, PLUX Biosignals (PDF presentation click here)
  6. VR and XR applications for CSI, reconstruction, presentation, training and education: Philip Engström, Swedish National Forensic Centre (PDF presentation click here)
  7. Official VR & police network kick-off – presentation: Günther Dauwen, Campus VESTA (PDF presentation click here)
  8. eXtended innovation becomes reality for police: Kris D’hoore, Chief Innovation Officer of the Belgian Federal Police (PDF presentation click here)
  9. How to integrate VR in police training? Getting started: Anja Wagner, LAFP – Police North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (PDF presentation click here)
  10. Overview of objectives and current activities of XR4Europe: Alain Gallez, Managing Director XR4Europe (PDF presentation click here)
  11. The potential of scenario-based VR police training to improve officers’ performance Marie-Ottilie Frenkel and Fiederike Uhlenbrock, University of Heidelberg (for more info send an e-mail to UHEI
  12.  The policy-maker toolkit, How to introduce VR into a police organisation: Valerie Schlagenhaufen, USECON GmbH  (PDF presentation click here)
  13. Plug & play VR applications for police training: Ronald Maringer, SIAK – Austrian Police Academy (PDF presentation click here)
  14. Reflections on ethics in a VR context, Emma Jaspaert, KU Leuven (PDF presentation click here)
  15. VR and XR platforms to measure the effect of cognitive and physical enhancement technologies: Olaf Binsch, TNO Netherlands (PDF presentation click here)
  16. Materializing the Virtual: The contextual impact of multi-sensory experiences in VR, Jakob Uhl, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology (PDF presentation click here)
  17. The future of VR in police organisations; Results of the workshops & review of the conference: Günther Dauwen, Campus VESTA (PDF presentation click here) 

SHOTPROS, its 13 partners, thank the European Union and Horizon 2020 for this opportunity to improve the security in our society by introducing a fully functioning VR training tool to improve the efficiency of DMA of European police officers.

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