Aircraft Crash VR Investigation for CAAS
In collaboration with Singapore Aviation Academy, the internationally-recognised training arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, we developed a multi-user guided VR experience for the training of aircraft crash site investigation techniques.
It is important to train the officers and prepare them to take necessary safety precautions and conduct proper investigations in the scenario of aircraft crashes. However, not every officer has frequent access to real aircraft crash sites, and most of the time when emergency happens, the priority is to eliminate hazards and save lives. To address this problem in training, SAA decided to look into VR applications.
After a few rounds of discussion and site visits to abandoned aircrafts, we developed a white label Storyhive app, which allows the trainer to control the pace of the VR training environment and monitor the progress of the class. Three modules were developed, namely, safety hazard identification, photo taking SOP, and evidence identification and collection. A customized backend database was developed to keep track of trainee's performance.
Trainees from various countries have tried this experience at SAA, and feedback from the trainees are very positive.
Huge thanks to the team for working on this. It was really a pleasure working with you. You guys are one of the best vendors I've worked with - the amount of initiative and quality of ideas that come out from the team was really amazing. Not forgetting your speedy turnaround time! So thank you all!
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Group Human Resources at OCBC Bank
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Michael J.K. WalshChair & Professor at School of Art
Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
The advantage of this Storyhive VR programme is that it allows the trainers to communicate with a relatively large class and for the students to interact with one another, which is very difficult in a real-life dive situation. In this particular context, we can train a large number of people, not necessarily just employees, at the same time, yet maintain a level of interaction in instruction that cannot be achieved underwater. The demonstration of the VR prototype has been positive.
Dr Siti Maryam YaakubHead of Department, Ecological Habitats and Processes
DHI Water & Environment (S)