Dr Guest has been the lead simulation developer for the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team for over ten years. Specialising in interactive 3D environments his work has spanned a wide array of training and educational applications. He has been recognised both nationally and internationally, winning innovation awards from BAE Systems and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s Celebration of Innovation.
His current work focuses on developing a multi user cross platform augmented realty training system (AUGGMED) funded through the HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The aim of AUGGMED is to develop a serious game platform to enable single- and team-based training of end-users with different level of expertise from different organisations responding to terrorist and organised crime threats.
The platform will automatically generate non-linear scenarios tailored to suit the needs of individual trainees with learning outcomes that will improve the acquisition of emotional management, analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. The game scenarios will include advanced simulations of operational environments, agents, telecommunications and threats, and will be delivered through virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) environments with multimodal interfaces.
He is also the lead developer for the HIT Team’s Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) trainer, under a contract from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. The MERT trainer blends real, virtual and augmented reality to allow future defence medics the opportunity to see, hear and feel the reality of emergency medical evacuations