Virtual Reality Games as a Tool for Personal Assessments

March 11, 2023 | Reality
Job Simulator

Here’s an application for VR that I haven’t seen discussed before. Researchers at the University of Cologne think that intelligence can be predicted through virtual reality games.

They invited over 100 volunteers to their lab and had them play the “Job Simulator” game, as well as take a shortened version of the BIS-4 intelligence test.

“The researchers’ analyses show that participants who finished the game faster than others also had higher levels of general intelligence and processing capacity. An increase of 17% in processing capacity correlated with less time spent playing the game (by an average of 3.7 minutes). The results suggest that VR games can be useful supplementary tools in companies for predicting the job performance.”