EIT Digital: To develop new industrial virtual reality training tool

7 February, 2017 - 14:08

EIT Digital is launching an Innovation Activity* to develop a virtual reality (VR) training tool to help improve safety, reduce downtime and save costs for European industries. Dubbed the "Handcode project," the work is to be carried out by two EIT Digital partners in Sweden – RISE SICS Västerås and Gleechi alongside The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France.

"VR can really provide a range of benefits to industrial training applications. A virtual environment can be designed to create a scenario that could not be performed in a real situation due to factors like costs and risk. The scenarios in three-dimensional environments enable training without risk to the trainee and at minimum expense", says Stig Larsson, Senior Researcher, Deputy Manager RISE SICS Västerås and the EIT Digital Activity Lead for the Handcode project.

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