VR emergency simulator
Situation - fire in subway

Virtual Reality Application Simulator of Emergency Situation

vr emergency simulator

Context

Training in the correct sequence of actions in an emergency is the primary key to saving lives and preventing a catastrophe. Virtual reality makes it possible to recreate a dangerous situation and practice actions until it becomes second nature without an immediate threat to the learner and the cost of material resources.

Quick facts

Service: Proof of concept
Team: 3D Designer, 3D Animator, UX/UI Designer, Unity Developer, Sound Engineer, Quality Assurance Specialist, and Project Manager
Timeframe: 1 month
Technologies: Maya, 3D Studio Max, Unity (C#)

Project overview

The purpose of developing this simulator is to recreate a dangerous situation — fire in the rolling stock on the subway platform and to train the staff and the train driver how to behave in a similar situation.

During the development we solved the following tasks:

  • Creation of 3D environment: subway platform, train
  • Creation of a system of interaction in virtual reality between a trainee and various elements: fire extinguisher, fire alarm and other elements of the environment
  • Animation of elements of the environment. Realistic animation with the use of a real physical model of fire growth and smoke spreading
  • Application programming

Solution

The development of this software product lasted about a month.

Our team worked closely with the emergency management specialists, assuring us to accurately recreate the correct sequence of personnel actions.

When the Proof of concept was finished, the prototype was handed over to the emergency services of the Metro for analysis and setting the task of creating an MVP application.

Our team included: 3D Designer, 3D Animators, UX / UI Designer, Unity Developer, Sound Engineer, Quality Assurance Specialist, and Project Manager.

Key features

Using high-polygonal models
We used highly polygonal graphics to create the environment such as railway junctions and elements of the platform and the train.

Consultations with safety experts
The application was created using the recommendations of emergency management specialists.

The real physics of fire growth and smoke spreading
We paid particular attention to the physics of fire growth and smoke spreading. Both these processes were recreated with maximum accuracy.

Project overview

The purpose of developing this simulator is to recreate a dangerous situation — fire in the rolling stock on the subway platform and train the staff and a train driver how to behave in a similar situation.

During the development we solved the following tasks:

  • Creation of 3D environment: subway platform, train
  • Creation of a system of interaction in virtual reality between a trainee and various elements – fire extinguisher, fire alarm and other elements of the environment
  • Animation of elements of the environment. Realistic animation with the use of a real physical model of fire growth and smoke spreading
  • Application programming

Solution

The development of this software product lasted about a month.

Our team worked closely with emergency management specialists, assuring us to accurately recreate the correct sequence of actions of personnel.

When the Proof of concept was finished, the prototype was handed over to the emergency services of the Metro for analysis and setting the task of creating an MVP application.

Our team included: 3D Designer, 3D Animators, UX / UI Designer, Unity Developer, Sound Engineer, Quality Assurance Specialist, and Project Manager.

Key features

Using high-polygonal models
We used highly polygonal graphics to create the environment such as railway junctions and elements of the platform and the train.

Consultations with safety experts
The application was created using the recommendations of emergency management specialists.

The real physics of fire growth and smoke spreading
We paid particular attention to the physics of fire growth and smoke spreading. Both these processes were recreated with maximum accuracy.

Result

At the moment, the Proof of the concept has been approved by the direction of the Metro and MVP is being designed.