Virtual reality under microscope

A doctoral student from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has been working with Australian safety training provider Coal Services to measure the effectiveness of using immersive virtual reality to train miners and rescue brigades.

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Shiva Pedram’s research focuses on using virtual reality to train mine rescue brigades

Coal Services has developed a cinema-like virtual reality room with a 360 screen that is 10m in diameter and 4m high and uses 12 cameras to project 3-D images with full surround sound.