VR Warehouse Safety Training

Virtual reality application simulator for safety training in the warehouse

Context

Compliance with the safety rules in warehouses is the most important factor for the preservation of people’s life and property. The use of virtual reality technology allows quickly to learn the proper behavior and obtain the safety skills in a warehouse in an atmosphere as close as possible to reality, without any risk to the learner.

Quick facts

Service: Proof of concept
Team: 3D Designer, 3D Animator, UX/UI Designer, UE4 Developer, Quality Assurance Specialist, and Project Manager
Timeframe: 1 month
Technologies: Maya, 3D Studio Max, UE4 (C++)

Project overview

Business case: due to the fact that the company has significantly expanded the number of working personnel in the warehouse, the number of incidents has increased.
The main reason of incidents is the wrong way for the warehouse staff to cross the road.

During the development we solved the following tasks:

  • Creation of 3D environment: warehouse environment
  • Creating a system of monitoring the direction of the user’s gaze
  • Animation of elements of the environment
  • Application programming

Solution

Our company developed a virtual reality simulator, which allows employees to be trained on how to cross the road according to a safe procedure.

If the safe road crossing procedure is observed (the employee must look to the left, then look to the right, then indicate the direction in which he will cross the road, safely cross the road) the employee successfully completes the training.

If at least one of these conditions is violated, the employee falls into an incident with a forklift and training begins anew.

Key features

Using high immersive graphics
High level of 3D graphics and VFX to get a maximum immersion for the user.

System of monitoring the direction of the user's gaze
The application tracks the direction of the user's gaze and compares it with the necessary procedure for safe road crossing.

Anti Cheat system
No matter how the user tries to cross the road, even if he does not see the forklift, the road crossing procedure is violated and he will still be injured by the forklift.

Project overview

Business case: due to the fact that the company has significantly expanded the number of working personnel in the warehouse, the number of incidents has increased.
The main reason of incidents is the wrong way for the warehouse staff to cross the road.

During the development we solved the following tasks:

  • Creation of 3D environment: warehouse environment
  • Creating a system of monitoring the direction of the user’s gaze
  • Animation of elements of the environment
  • Application programming

Solution

Our company developed a virtual reality simulator, which allows employees to be trained on how to cross the road according to a safe procedure.

If the safe road crossing procedure is observed (the employee must look to the left, then look to the right, then indicate the direction in which he will cross the road, safely cross the road) the employee successfully completes the training.

If at least one of these conditions is violated, the employee falls into an incident with a forklift and training begins anew.

Key features

Markerless augmented reality
To launch the application the only thing you need is an Apple device (iPad or iPhone). Using ARKit 2.0 and working in a markless mode, this application allows salespersons to use any horizontal surface to visualize the way of working Wi-Fi repeaters for customers.

Possibility to chose the type of accommodation
In the application, clients are allowed to select the kind of housing which make them understand better the way how Wi-Fi repeater works depending on the type of a wall in the house and its size.

Detalization
Accurate visual demonstration of the environment. The possibility to see the coverage signal from the Wi-Fi repeater and the objects that block the signal.

Result

This VR app simulator reduced the number of accidents associated with the improper crossing of the road by warehouse staff by 90%.