THE VTS TEST PANEL
Visual + Auditory assessment
- Color – Blindness = Red / Green
- Vitamin deficiency = Yellow / Green
- Eye-hand-foot signals coordination
- Differentiation between high and low sounds and point out basic hearing impairments
- Simulates response to verbal instruction while occupied and responding to a mix of sound and visual stimuli
- Assesses the ability to process stress (sample given of a driver in traffic)
- Normal conditions (e.g.: how the candidate responds to driving in normal traffic, such as having to respond to signals such as traffic light changes)
- Crisis conditions (e.g.: how the candidate responds to crisis, such as a sudden nearby accident or other stress-related incident)
- Crisis-recovery conditions (e.g.: how the candidate responds after the crisis is over and he/she has to return to normal levels of reactive functioning)
Why the VTS is so effective
- It provides a platform through which the human element can be quantified by measurement of correct actions, reactions, behavioural patterns and thoughts or attitudes
- The assessment system is culture fair – if administered properly, every step of each assessment gets explained by the administrator and the candidate need never have operated a computer before in order to do the assessment/s.
- Thus prior computer experience is not required as the administrator ideally controls the process.
- Even illiterate candidates can do the assessments as the administrator ideally explains the basic concepts of the assessments, then assists candidates with the standard practice examples before allowing them to continue
- Administrators control the assessment process, with candidates being required only to listen and respond to instructions.
- It does not assess acquired knowledge, training or skill but rather the natural talents / abilities that pre-exists in a person.
2 Hand Co-ordination
Time Movement Anticipation
- The ability to coordinate eye and hand movements when making fine, small-scale movements.
- Converting visual information into hand movements.
- Measures trainability potential
- Ability to assimilate and utilize new practical information
- Applicable to any environment requiring 2 handed coordination and dexterity from Construction to the Medical fields
- Ability to estimate both the speed and direction of moving objects, such as other vehicles on the road (e.g.: when having to turn in front of an oncoming vehicle, candidates need to be able to estimate how quickly, and in what direction, the vehicles is coming)
- In the operation of a type of equipment involving speed and distance between two approaching objects, E.G. Excavators, Cranes, Frontend loader, motor vehicles where an accurate estimation for speed and distance determines the overall effectiveness and operational efficiency of such activities
- Equally applicable in Aviation and Military applications where these type of interactions are commonly found
- Levels of concentration
- Non-verbal decision making skills
- Visual acuity – Sharpness of vision
- Reaction times and spatial perception
- Perception of the size and shape of objects in the environment
- Correct Information processing and Decision Making Speed with a specific detection of delayed decision making characteristics
- Concentration in monotonous unstimulating circumstances
- Ability to detect small changes in the surrounding environment – such of security monitoring
- Visual acuity (sharpness) in the upper and lower quadrants of both eyes.
- Night blindness detection for people exposed to fast changing light condition in dark and bright light conditions
- Assist to detect start of diabetes