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Pointing And Calling (shisa Kanko - 指差喚呼)

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Aljaž Skarlovnik, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    Anyne who's ever seen Japanese railways in action has noticed that the enginers and train staff constantly and seemingly randomly point at things and talk to themselves. But not to worry, they aren't insane. It's actually a very simple, yet effective safety protocol.



    From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_and_calling):

    "Pointing and calling is a method in occupational safety for avoiding mistakes by pointing at important indicators and calling out the status. It is common in Japan and railways of Taiwan, it is also sometimes referred to by its Japanese terms, shisa kanko (指差喚呼), shisa kakunin kanko (指差確認喚呼) or yubisashi koshō (指差呼称). Making large gestures and speaking out the status helps keeping focus and attention. The method was first used by train drivers and is now commonly used in Japanese industry. It is not common in other countries, though it is used in the New York City Subway system. It is recommended by the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA, 中央労働災害防止協会).
    "Pointing and calling requires co-action and co-reaction among the operator's brain, eyes, hands, mouth, and ears."
    "The method originated in Japan in the early 1900s, with train drivers calling out the status of signals. The pointing was added a few decades later."
    "A 1994 study by the Railway Technical Research Institute showed that pointing and calling reduced mistakes by almost 85 percent when doing a simple task."

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    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_and_calling)

    Pointing and calling would be an extreme immersion booster for any Japanese routes that might me added in the near future. Being able to use this feature on other routes would be interesting as well.

    I've got in idea for a possible effect on gameplay: if you were to point and call something (by looking at it and pressing a button), it would become highlighted against the enviroment for some time to mimic how pointing and calling works - increasing attention and memory of what has been pointed and called.

    Thanks for reading! If you liked what you read, please point and call that upvote button and if you didn't, feel free to get the downvote one instead.

    Nasvidenje!
     
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  2. metr0p0litain

    metr0p0litain Active Member

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    I can imagine a solution with a glove and a sensor, which tracks the movement.
     
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  3. Aljaž Skarlovnik

    Aljaž Skarlovnik Active Member

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    That would be expensive but epic. Imagine aving that and a RailDriver controller.
     
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  4. jamesbaby286

    jamesbaby286 Active Member

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    Its a fun idea. But that being said it seems like its more realistic that it not be tracked by the game, and for it being left to the players own discipline to point and call if they want to.
     
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