A Design Proposal: Virtual Reality Environment for Safety Training in Electrical Substations
[ 1 ] Instytut Technologii Materiałów, Wydział Inżynierii Mechanicznej, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee
chapter in monograph / paper
- Virtual reality
- Electrical substation
EN Virtual reality technology has developed at an exponential rate in the last decades, increasing in popularity due to its multiple benefits in learning and job training applications. One of these benefits is the ability to offer hands-on learning in virtual environments, which in real life are highly dangerous for inexperienced people, so it would be impossible to provide this type of learning through traditional teachingmethods. In electrical engineering, it is common to encounter these situations, as is the case with electrical substations. There is a need for a trainer that allows trainees to acquire knowledge about these infrastructures with a closer approach. Being substation safety is one of themain factors in the training process in the electrical field. The trainer must have scenarios that first teach and promote personal safety, so topics such as personal protective equipment are considered. This paper introduces the process of a trainer for electrical substations simulator, specifically on following safety instructions, a development of a virtual practice using 2D and 3D is shown, which aims to instruct the user on personal protective equipment in an immersive environment. The process of the three-dimensional environment is presented, and the flow of the practice is described. The training tool teaches the users about the proper equipment to wear when going to an electrical substation and then shows what the user will find there. Tests were applied to the user to measure usability, satisfaction, and efficiency using the training tool.
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