VIRTUAL REALITY MINE TRAINING

ROOMSCALE VIRTUAL REALITY AND VEHICLE SIMULATIONS

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The FusionMine virtual reality training platform utilises the latest immersive technology hardware and software to provide trainees with a realistic exposure to onsite working conditions. Each virtual reality training course is custom developed and designed to help individuals and teams improve safety and drive efficiency through human behaviour analysis.

The training platform consists of a multi-user virtual reality training grid and high-tech vehicle simulators that integrate into the same virtual reality mine.

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Advanced tracking mechanisms and responsive software allows your company to track and monitor trainee’s behavioural data. Using this data, you can better understand how trainees perform specific tasks and analyse and correct the chain of events that lead to mistakes or fatalities. 

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ROOM-SCALE MULTIUSER VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING GRID

This cutting-edge training grid uses a combination of small tracking devices and infrared sensors to capture and record trainee’s physical movement. These small devices are attached to VR headsets, arms, hands and any physical objects that need to be tracked and replicated in the virtual reality mine.

Cutting edge virtual reality backpacks and VR headsets allow trainees to walk around the training grid without tripping over wires. Innovative hand controllers mean that trainees no longer have to carry big bulky remotes to interact with the virtual environment, creating a more natural training method.

Once trainees have put on the necessary virtual reality equipment and stepped into the VR training grid, the motion tracking sensors are used to capture, record and replicate users’ movements; allowing them to see and interact with each other and the virtual reality mine.

MULTI-USER TRAINING:

Simultaneously train up to 25 people in the virtual reality environment.

HIGHLY SCALABLE:

Once courses are complete; they can be easily replicated in other locations.

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS:

Advanced tracking mechanisms allow you to track and monitor employee’s progress.

3D Scanned Mines

Using a series of handheld, depth-sensing cameras, our team is able to seamlessly 3D map your physical mining environment. This raw 3D data is uploaded on to our FusionMine system, where it undergoes a complex remodelling and optimisation process to prepare the environment for use in the virtual reality mine training courses. These 3D scans also form part of our incident reconstruction process, outlined below.

CUSTOM DEVELOPED VR TRAINING COURSES:

Our award-winning team of graphics designers, animators, programmers and engineers have spent thousands of hours recreating highly realistic virtual reality mine training courses. Each virtual reality mining course is custom developed for your mining company and is designed to be a multilayered experience that helps trainees apply their skills, both individually and as a team.

Our virtual reality mine training courses are broken down into two key focus areas: workplace procedures and incident reconstruction.

WORKPLACE PROCEDURES:

Highly interactive virtual reality training courses that allow trainees to physically perform the procedures that are required of them to complete their jobs safely and effectively.

These interactive virtual reality training courses range from simple HIRA assessments and vehicle inspections to more complex procedures, such as marking blast wall. 

INCIDENTS RECONSTRUCTION:

Using historical accident reports or 3D scanning incidents that occur on-site, our team can accurately recreate 3D simulations of situations that resulted in injury or death.

These detailed simulations allow instructors to demonstrate how and why these situations occurred to other trainees and showcase the correct way of doing things.

TUTORIAL

An easy-to-use tutorial has been purposely designed to help trainees familiarise themselves with the virtual reality equipment and the VR mine training courses. This tutorial requires trainees to perform certain tasks that, once complete, will allow them to interact in the virtual reality mining courses seamlessly. 

FUSIONCLOUD ANALYTICS

The system automatically captures and logs an individual’s training session onto your companies FusionCloud database. This capturing method allows facilitators to understand what training is required by each individual, creating the ability for a more personalised training method.

Key analytic dashboards can be automatically generated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. These dashboards provide management with insight into how trainees are understanding and responding to training courses. This allows instructors to identify trainees who are not performing and understand what can be done to improve efficiency and training.

FUSIONSIM SIMULATOR INTEGRATION

The team collaboration mode is designed to seamlessly interact with the FusionSim vehicle simulators, discussed in more detail below. When instructors select the team collaboration mode, the trainees will be able to see and interact with the people who are currently training in the FusionSim virtual reality vehicle simulators

The integration of people and vehicles into the same virtual reality mining environment allows trainees to become accustomed to working with each other. This team-based training platform reduces the risk of accidents and death that occur on the job and increases collaboration, and encourages communication amongst key team members.

FUSIONSIM SIMULATOR INTEGRATION

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to implementing new technology. Who will be accountable? How do you measure effectiveness? Will trainees willingly adopt the technology? Where do I even start?

It’s simple, set up a consultation, and our expert team will walk you through the entire process.

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Simulator Integration

The team collaboration mode is designed to seamlessly interact with the FusionSim vehicle simulators, discussed below. When instructors select the team collaboration mode, the trainees will be able to see and interact with the people who are currently training in the FusionSim virtual reality vehicle simulators. The integration of people and vehicles into the same virtual reality mining environment allows trainees to become accustomed to working with each other. This team-based training platform not only increase collaboration and encourages communication but reduces the risk of accidents and death that occur on the job.

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DYNAMIC VIRTUAL REALITY MINING VEHICLE SIMULATORS

FusionSim virtual reality vehicle simulators have been purposely designed to provide trainee operators with comprehensive training, in a safe and controlled virtual mining environment.

By enabling trainees to become familiar with the vehicles they are operating, the working conditions they are operating in, and the various hazards that occur on the mine site, our mining vehicle simulators ofter a safe place to practise, reducing the frequency of accidents and death.

VEHICLE PLATFORM

Dynamic motion platforms, high-tech computers and virtual reality headsets form the basis of our FusionSim vehicle simulators. 
 
Once trainees put on the virtual reality headsets, they are fully immersed in the virtual reality world and no longer have a view of the world around them. This complete immersion, combined with 360 spacial audio and vibrations of the motion platform makes trainees believe they are driving an actual mining vehicle and not a simulator.
 
The various mining vehicle cabs are all compatible with the same motion platform and can be seamlessly interchanged.  The system automatically detects which cab has been attached and loads the correct software. 

INSTRUCTOR CONTROL CENTRE

A high-tech computer coupled with two monitors makes up the basis of the instructor control centre.
 
The first screen automatically loads the main instructor dashboard. Once the instructor enters the trainee’s unique details, they will be able to access their past training history.
 
Based on the individual’s specific requirements, the instructor has the ability to select the relevant course and control the various elements that makes up the training session. 
 
Once the training session has begun, the second monitor will provide the instructor with several camera views of whats the trainee is doing in the virtual reality mining simulation. 

VEHICLE SIMULATOR TRAINING MODES

PRACTISE MODE

Once an instructor has selected the relevant training course, trainees are required to perform the various tasks based on their existing knowledge and experience. If tasks are performed incorrectly, the instructor is provided with real-time feedback and can address errors immediately. ​ To test how trainee’s respond to certain situations and scenarios, instructors have the ability to introduce multiple variables into the simulation.

ASSESSMENT MODE

Assessments form an integral part of the training process as they determine if the trainee has the ability to recall the required information as and when necessary. Instructors will be able to conduct and monitor numerous assessments that are designed to test the trainee’s abilities to perform specific tasks and functions. Instructors can view an event log of students’ faults as they occur. Assessment results are automatically recorded and logged onto the each trainees personal performance dashboard.

TEAM COLLABORATION MODE

The team collaboration mode is designed to seamlessly interact with the FusionBloc room-scale virtual reality training simulator. When instructors select the team collaboration mode, the trainee operators will be able to see and interact with the people who are currently training in the FusionBloc virtual reality system.

The integration of people and vehicles into the same virtual reality mining environment allows trainees to become accustomed to working with each other. This team-based training platform not only increase collaboration and encourages communication but reduces the risk of accidents and death that occur on the job.

Want To Know More

Talk to a consultant and book a demo today.
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DYNAMIC VIRTUAL REALITY MINING VEHICLE SIMULATORS

Our advanced tracking mechanisms and responsive software allows your organisation to track and monitor trainee’s behavioural data. Using this data, you are able to gain an in-depth understanding of how trainees perform certain tasks as well as analyse and correct the chain of events that lead to any mistakes or fatalities.

This allows training departments to understand and improve recognised best practices which in turn reduces the risk of fatalities. Our human behaviour analysis captures the following types of behaviour:

  • Eye tracking
  • Body tracking
  • Body posture
  • Body positioning
Key analytic dashboards are automatically generated on a weekly and monthly basis. These dashboards provide management with insight into how individual and team progress through the various training courses.
The system automatically captures and logs an individual’s training session into a database. These logs can be accessed as and when necessary to prove that a trainee has successfully completed the practical part of their training. This capturing method allows facilitators to understand exactly what training is required by each individual. Creating the ability for a more personalised training method.