Evaluation of Participant Success in Gamified Drone Training Simulator Using Brain Signals and Key Logs

Koc D., Seckin A. C. , Sati Z.

BRAIN SCIENCES, vol.11, no.8, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/brainsci11081024
  • Journal Name: BRAIN SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: aerospace simulation, human computer interaction, data processing, educational technology, EDUCATION


The risk of accidents while operating a drone is quite high. The most important solution is training for drone pilots. Drone pilot training can be done in both physical and virtual environments, but the probability of an accident is higher for pilot trainees, so the first method is to train in a virtual environment. The purpose of this study is to develop a new system to collect data on students' educational development performance of students during the use of Gamified Drone Training Simulator and objectively analyze students' development. A multimodal recording system that can collect simulator, keystroke, and brain activity data has been developed to analyze the cognitive and physical activities of participants trained in the gamified drone simulator. It was found that as the number of trials increased, participants became accustomed to the cognitive load of visual/auditory tasks and therefore the power in the alpha and beta bands decreased. It was observed that participants' meditation and attention scores increased with the number of repetitions of the educational game. It can be concluded that the number of repetitions lowers stress and anxiety levels, increases attention, and thus enhances game performance.