VR job training: working on heights
Strabag is an European technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. The company’s services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. Over the years, they have grown into one of Europe’s largest construction companies.
VR training simulator
HTC Vive / Samsung Gear VR
Training for high-risk occupations
Client wanted to show how the work in extreme conditions looks like by implementing the VR job training simulation. Yet, perhaps, even more, it serves the purpose of dealing with and consequently, avoiding possible dangers through promoting and teaching the appropriate behavior of a worker involved into actions at the top of a high-rise building being under construction. The client wanted the application to work on Samsung Gear VR devices and could be an interesting addition to the training.
Training tool for construction
VR job training app developed by our AR/VR Studio aims at limiting the risks of working at heights, by providing a training tool for those involved in the construction of high-rise architectural objects. It goes without saying that working at heights must be always considered a high-risk occupation, not to mention, a really stressful one.
This project was ideally suited to the use of Scrum. We worked in weekly sprints, presenting to the client subsequent versions of the product running every Thursday, on Friday we planned another sprint based on the customer’s comments. This model of work worked perfectly and in a short time, the customer had his own VR job training simulation.
We created a tall skyscraper that is under construction, with metal scaffoldings around…. The presented VR training app simulates the various aspects of such a hazardous job. Let us imagine an acrophobic experience of being at the top of a high-rise building at the phase of its construction. Obviously enough, we can move freely all over the place but, first of all, we also have to perform certain necessary actions such as putting the tools back to their rightful place. We are supposed to be particularly careful while walking along the scaffolding lest we fall down, therefore it is crucial to have a safety cord attached at all times.
the environment is set on top of an incomplete construction of a skyscraper. We are able to walk in this area. Our main goal is to pick up three tools and place them on a safety table. Once we manage to do that, the simulation task is completed. If we do not secure ourselves properly and approach the edge of the building, we can fall from a great height.
See the dangers in a safe conditions
A realistic way of familiarizing a potential worker with the possible dangers that are part and parcel of working at heights, at the top of a skyscraper at the phase of its construction. The VR job training app is the perfect complement to traditional training.