My area of expertise is Evacuation, and my main interest is the interaction between people and evacuation systems, e.g., way-finding systems and notification systems. Recent studies have involved evaluation of both visual and auditory way-finding systems in smoke filled tunnels, as well as studies on the design of fire alarms and way-finding systems in high-rise buildings. The research has involved both laboratory and field evacuation experiments, and most recently I have been involved in the development of Virtual Reality laboratory evacuation experiments. I am currently in charge of the development of a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality evacuation laboratory at CNRE. This laboratory will feature such technology as Head Mounted Displays (HMD) with eye track, and optical motion capture equipment.
- Arias S., Nilsson D. and Wahlqvist J. (2021) A virtual reality study of behavioral sequences in residential fires. Fire Safety Journal 120 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103067.
- Lovreglio R., Duan X., Rahouti A., Phipps R. and Nilsson D. (2021) Comparing the effectiveness of fire extinguisher virtual reality and video training. Virtual Reality 25(1): 133-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10055-020-00447-5.
- MacIntyre JD., Abu AK., Moss PJ., Nilsson D. and Wade CA. (2021) A review of methods for determining structural fire severity—Part I: A historical perspective. Fire and Materials http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.2962.
- MacIntyre JD., Abu AK., Moss PJ., Nilsson D. and Wade CA. (2021) A review of methods for determining structural fire severity—Part II: Analysis and review. Fire and Materials http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.2961.
- Mossberg A., Nilsson D. and Wahlqvist J. (2021) Evacuation elevators in an underground metro station: A Virtual Reality evacuation experiment. Fire Safety Journal 120 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103091.