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SenseGlove & LNER create VR railroad training

VR Senseglove training

Virtual reality (VR) technology has made inroads into a lot of sectors and helped private and public sector organisations get ahead of the curve. Many instances have been seen in the UK too in the last decade. Recently, SenseGlove, a company that specialises in the development of revolutionary VR force feedback gloves, is the latest to jump into the fray.

The company has revealed information recently about its partnership with London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The two are joining forces to cater a range of VR training solutions for training railroad professionals. The new VR modules will help them learn about the process of putting together train ramps within simulated environments, using haptic technology.

The cutting-edge Nova feedback technology from SenseGlove is an offering that can help users get effective virtual reality-based training. It has been integrated as a training option for railroad workers. In the simulated environment, users learn about steps and technicalities related to ramp assembly. With the use of haptic force feedback-enabled gloves, the trainees will get access to realistic VR interactions that can help with productive training. Haptic technology is making this possible and facilitating better outcomes compared to controllers.

Production apprentices in the simulated space who wore the SenseGlove Nova haptic force feedback gloves, could get a realistic feel of the ramp physically. They can easily grab, hold, move, and even press on the different components. Performing these helps them to go through the ramp’s features and have interactions intuitively with those.

As per SenseGlove, a research study done in collaboration with LNER revealed that as many as 90 percent of the respondents who finished the haptics instruction were prepared to build an actual slope, and were not required to undergo any more coaching.

The SenseGlove Nova cordless glove comes with a versatile modular design coupled with hand and haptic feedback innovations that enable consumers to sense parameters such as hardness, size, impacts, destiny and resistance within VR environments. Touch-enabled technology from Nova may be utilised for a range of VR training programmes, including learning to manage dangerous waste and executing challenging tasks with several instruments and devices. They also learn to develop and evaluate product prototypes.

SenseGlove said that these attributes are incredibly beneficial for assembly education as force-feedback gloves enable wearers to feel the equipment pieces that require assembly and distinguish between the sizes and thicknesses of an assortment of parts. Moreover, thanks to the system’s vibrotactile response, learners may experience each touch whilst attaching or extracting components. The feedback and vibration can also be felt when dealing with equipment like drilling machinery.

SenseGlove debuted DK1, its first haptic feedback glove, back in 2018. It is set to launch the SenseGlove Nova, a second-generation offering, at the CES 2021 event. Upwards of 300 businesses and institutions have bought and utilised the goods being offered by the company to date.

Visit the company’s website for additional information about SenseGlove and its haptic VR solutions.

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