Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality can create more immersive experiences for people at work in order to make their job safer, by providing new ways to be aware of possible hazards and receive a better training on safety procedures.
A XR experience can “come alive” when a worker puts on a VR headset and walks, for instance, on a shop floor. Workers can experience hard-to-conceptualize current-day topics through extended reality, such as moving around in potentially dangerous environments.
Regarding the SUN project, the partner FACTOR will collaborate as a demonstrator scenario where pilot “Extended Reality for safety and social interaction at work” will be developed. The XR solutions will be tested and evaluated in its shopfloor, with more than 20 lathes working on metal machining.