Applying Virtual Reality to Hazard Awareness through Safety Inductions

Hancock, Mathew (2002). Applying Virtual Reality to Hazard Awareness through Safety Inductions Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Hancock, Mathew
Thesis Title Applying Virtual Reality to Hazard Awareness through Safety Inductions
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Mehmet Kizil
Jim Joy
Total pages 89
Language eng
Subjects 091405 Mining Engineering
Formatted abstract
The aim of this thesis is to use the University of Queensland underground induction as a case study for developing a technique for use in designing and building virtual reality training simulations.

The report covers the main stages in simulation development that may be summarized into the following stages:

1. Initial planning
2. Surveying
3. 3D development
4. Simulation development

Background information on virtual reality, safety training and hazard awareness is also included and incorporated into the simulation development process.

The virtual reality simulation produced in the case study is procedural, ensuring all the relevant training information is covered before giving the trainee full access to all areas of the simulation.

The planning process is based on the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and on a modified version of this method for use in conveying safety rules to the trainee. A photographic survey of the mine was completed for the purpose of creating a visually accurate model of the mine for the simulation, with the model being developed in 3D from the survey. The final simulation is developed in SafeVR, and will be made accessible from the Division of Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering, University of Queensland.
Keyword Virtual reality

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
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