Virtual Reality Training May Contribute to Employee Safety

Researchers from the Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham, suggest that virtual reality (VR) training in Health and Safety can help improve employee safety at the workplace.Virtual Reality Training May Contribute to Employee Safety

For the study, scientists developed a VR system stimulating the perception of temperature, and senses of smell, sight and hearing to find out how participants would behave in health and safety training scenarios.

Dr. Glyn Lawson, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, comments: “Health and safety training can fail to motivate and engage employees and can lack relevance to real-life contexts. Our research, which has been funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, suggests that virtual environments can help address these issues, by increasing trainees' engagement and willingness to participate in further training.”

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