To train engineering students to operate safely in a nuclear or nuclear-medical environment, the faculty of Informatics (Expertise Centre for Digital Media) and the faculty of Industrial Engineering (NuTeC) are developing a Virtual Reality (VR) training environment within the ViNUS (Virtual Nuclear Simulator) IOP-project. In this VR-environment, the student will be confronted with the risks and consequences of decisions they make. This way they learn to take the decisions in a reasoned manner. The VR-environment forms a powerful tool to prepare for actions on nuclear sites or laboratory exercises and allows to form a bridge between the laboratory and industrial practices. With these VR modules international students can be prepared for nuclear sites or international training schools. The tool can also be used to confront high school students with the (medical) nuclear environment and safety culture in a safe and secure manner. Through a modular approach, we foresee the translation to other practices or target groups in the future.
If you think Virtual Reality would be a useful tool within your institution for training of (future) employees or if you are simply interested in the new VR technology, this workshop will be suited for you. It is a chance to experience a whole new virtual environment.
The workshop will be given three times on the second day of the conference. We foresee 3 timeslots, each about an hour and a half. In each session there will be place for 10 participants. The workshop will start with a short theoretical introduction about the ViNuS project and its technical aspects. The second part will be a hands-on experience of the different modules developed with our VR-headsets. Within the ViNuS project, we have developed different scenarios aimed on the training of future professionals in the nuclear and medical-nuclear sector. These rather large scenario’s will be cut into several short modules, we will use a pass-through system in order to give each participant the chance to experience all the different modules.
You can indicate your interest for the workshop here.