The Canadian military makes extensive use of simulations to train officers to Command and Control scenarios. Interactors run the simulation with a tool that mimics battlefield troop movement and combat engagement. The OrMiS project is a collaborative multi-touch tabletop interface prototype that aims to provide interactors with an efficient and easily-learned way to perform simulations while supporting collaborative manipulation of military units. This research project also aims to study the use of digital tabletops in concrete application domains such as military simulations, and constitutes a scaffold to a better understanding of co-located collaborative aspects around digital surfaces.
The goals of this project are: