HEALTH & SAFETY
Early adopters in the sphere of Virtual Reality (VR) were quick to latch on to its potential. What a marvellous idea - VR environments that allow you to act out innumerable "what if" scenarios in a risk - free and repeatable set-up.
One of Virtalis’ early projects was for the Health and Safety Executive who set us the challenge of creating a software trainer where the user had to operate while being seemingly overcome by noxious gas. Fluor Daniel and ICI benefitted from Virtalis models that showed how people could best collaborate on dangerous maintenance tasks in chemical plants.
We can deliver sights, sounds and even touch in a turnkey package drawing on best in class hardware and software. We are possibly the only company in the world capable of working with Health & Safety and ergonomics specialists to deliver a system that closely mimics real life, safely, of course. Risky situations, dangerous equipment and hazardous environments can all be approached with confidence courtesy of VR. VR keeps all risk virtual, but the people that experience it have learned real life lessons.
"A senior naval officer was invited to don a VR headset to view his ship’s operations room. When placed on a physical seat, wearing the headset, we placed him in the commander’s position and he could look around the 3D virtual model of the control room and assess aspects of its operability such as line of sight of critical displays. He found that he had a good view of the major control room display information, but that he didn’t have adequate sight of his senior officer colleagues operating sub sections of the room. None of this was apparent in the CAD model and its visualisation and we were able to carry out a very early redesign rather than an expensive late one."
John Martin, Consultant Engineer at BAE Systems Submarines.