We’ve already revealed in previous news articles and discussed in previous features how virtual reality (VR) could help save a life or change it for the better. That is usually under the banner of health, but what about the other emergency services? Can VR help them?
Today the National Crime Scene Cleanup Association (NCSCA) announced their plans on developing a system to do just that. Called STVR, or ‘Safe Training VR’ it’s a piece of software that will enable professionals from different field to teach and train via courses on subject such as dealing with hazardous materials – both chemical and biological – coping with extreme events such as airborne viruses, bringing education out of the text book and into a safe yet dynamic classroom and into a dynamic virtual environment with no safety concerns.
Earlier today in similar news we reported from China where it has been revealed that a VR-enhanced education creates a greater retention of knowledge and produces better results.
STVR will now be developed and tested in order to perfect the service. After which the company has plans to licence the software to various technological and industrial markets. It’s hoped that the development of the service will help prevent loss of life both through reducing training risks and enhancing knowledge of professionals in the field.
“STVR encompasses many courses and situations that I have learned over the years, as well as a plethora of scenarios I never thought I’d encounter,” explained National Crime Scene Cleanup Association President James Michel. “We finally have developed a way to minimize risk while teaching real world applications.”
VRFocus will bring you more on this project as it develops.