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VR: The Next Evolution for OSHA-Compliant PIT Training

Jun 1

02:30 PM - 02:55 PM

Description

From 2005 onwards, Forklift University has been at the forefront of training people in Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs). They do both OSHA-compliant training and issue OSHA certificates.

The brain retains more information from real-life experiences. The millennial generation requires training that captivates and teaches in a more visual manner. So, Forklift University needed a captivating solution for Gen Z while being user-friendly and adaptive for Gen Y to the boomers.

Also, when it comes to PITs training, safety is of utmost importance, followed by cost. They needed a solution that would enable their users to learn the dos and don’ts of forklift driving in a reasonably realistic warehouse setting.

Travancore Analytics (TA) has been a critical player in the extended reality domain. When Forklift University approached TA with the problem, TA suggested a combination of Metaverse and VR to achieve the intended needs. TA created a realistic warehouse and sit-down forklift using 3D software. The same was incorporated into a complex, yet user-friendly application developed using Unity. The application works in conjunction with HTC VIVE Pro 2, a VR head-mounted device. The combination allows the user to drive a virtual forklift in a virtual
environment and undertake training curated with OSHA guidelines in mind. With various training modules of varying degrees of difficulty and functionality, Forklift University can provide its users with close-to real-life forklift training with complete safety. With VR technology, we can create multiple PITs training software under various environments that replicate real-life challenges and incorporate several features that, in turn, develop more in-depth training software.

Speakers

VP - Engineering , Travancore Analytics
President , Forklift University

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