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Virtually Enabling the Workforce

By | June 3rd, 2020|

Group Editor Marty Kauchak completed a wide-ranging interview with Marlo Brooke, CEO and Founder of Avatar Partners. All image credits: Avatar Partners Halldale: Marlo, thanks for taking time to speak with Halldale. Let’s start at the strategic, overarching level. Share with us your perspectives about the state of this community, in particular, at this point of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marlo Brooke (MB): Companies and employees are thinking [...]

BISim Joins Varjo’s Reseller Network In Asia-Pacific

By | June 1st, 2020|

Varjo has expanded its reseller network in the Asia-Pacific region with Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim). As part of the commercial agreement, BISim will resell Varjo HMDs to its customers in Australia and New Zealand who are interested in the highest-fidelity virtual and mixed reality (VR and XR) solutions for training and simulation. BISim’s portfolio will feature both of Varjo’s human-eye resolution headsets, VR-2 and VR-2 Pro (including [...]

CAE Healthcare to Help Organizations with Funding Assistance

By | May 20th, 2020|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the United States Congress in March of 2020 will provide more than $2 trillion in economic relief, including support for medical education and training, equipment and distance learning. Image credit: CAE Healthcare Hospitals, colleges and universities may be eligible for immediate funding assistance under a variety of new and existing grant programs. In this [...]

VRARA Selects Lenovo as Title Sponsor for Global Summit Online

By | May 19th, 2020|

Lenovo is the Title Sponsor of the VR/AR Association (VRARA)’s VR/AR Global Summit Online (GSO) Conference + Expo, taking place June 1-3, 2020. This event will showcase the latest in scalable enterprise Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions and address the role immersive technologies play in the current world situation due to COVID-19. Lenovo will host discussions on its technology and thoughts on a post-pandemic industry. “The [...]

NVIDIA Ships NVIDIA DGX A100 AI System to Fight COVID-19

By | May 19th, 2020|

NVIDIA unveiled NVIDIA DGX A100, the third generation of its advanced AI system, delivering 5 petaflops of artificial intelligence (AI) performance and consolidating the power and capabilities of an entire data center into a single flexible platform for the first time. Image credit: NVIDIA Immediately available, DGX A100 systems have begun shipping worldwide, with the first order going to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) [...]

ChristianaCare Given Grant to Expand COVID-19 Program

By | May 12th, 2020|

ChristianaCare has received a $714,000 grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. ChristianaCare is one of only 17 health care providers in the U.S. and the first health system in Delaware to date to receive a grant under the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The funding is part of the recently enacted CARES Act, which appropriated $200 million to the [...]

GE Hitachi Collaborates with Virtualware on VR Workforce Training

By | May 12th, 2020|

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Virtualware have collaborated on workforce training that is based on Virtual Reality Immersive Rooms. GE Hitachi will provide the OEM expertise, the training content, and the process know-how, and Virtualware will provide the Enterprise VR Solution VIROO Immersive Room, along with training simulators, in different locations around the world. Image credit: Virtualware VIROO enables any organisation to launch 1:1 scale [...]

VirTra Releases Autism Awareness Training Curriculum

By | May 4th, 2020|

VirTra, Inc. has released a new V-VICTA (VirTra Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy) training curriculum designed to help law enforcement professionals bridge the communication gap and interact more effectively, and positively, with individuals with autism. To develop the Autism Awareness simulation training program, VirTra partnered with the renowned experts at SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center). This curriculum and virtual reality scenarios include actors diagnosed with [...]

Ocean Technologies Group Appoints Pioneering Chief HR Officer

By | May 4th, 2020|

Global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, has appointed Susan Steele as Chief Human Resources Officer. Susan Steele, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ocean Technologies Group. Steele, with over 25 years’ experience in HR, is known for her pioneering use of artificial intelligence and automation to develop employees and improve operational efficiency. “The digital transformation taking place in the shipping industry as well as [...]

Blackboard Secures FedRAMP Moderate Certification

By | April 28th, 2020|

The U.S. federal government awarded the Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Blackboard Learn — Blackboard  Inc.’s flagship learning management system (LMS) — FedRAMP Moderate. This authorization makes Blackboard one of the only commercial off-the-shelf SaaS providers authorized in AWS GovCloud (US) as an Educational LMS. This newest authorization follows on the heels of Blackboard Learn's FedRAMP Tailored (Li-SaaS) authorization awarded in 2018. The National Geospatial [...]

Online Tool to Train How to Ventilate COVID-19 Patients

By | April 28th, 2020|

An online training tool has launched that can quickly teach nurses and doctors how to operate ventilators under the direction of an intensive care consultant. FundamentalVR worked with Imperial College and donated the tool in the hopes of helping combat the issues currently being seen with ventilator training. The new online tool, developed by Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and FundamentalVR, allows redeployed clinicians [...]

BodyWorks COVID-19 Ultrasound Sim

By | April 28th, 2020|

Intelligent Ultrasound Group, the ultrasound artificial intelligence (AI) software and simulation company, has announced its BodyWorks Point-of-Care (PoCUS) Ultrasound simulator, with its newly released free COVID-19 lung ultrasound module, has been made available in the emergency simulation centre that has been set up at the NHS Nightingale Hospital at London’s ExCel centre. To help in the fight against COVID-1,9 the BodyWorks training simulator combined with staff operating [...]

US Aviation Training Solutions to Add Black Hawks

By | April 23rd, 2020|

U.S. Aviation Training Solutions (USATS) is set to welcome the first of two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to KTIX in May. The newly refurbished UH-60A will be the first based at USATS’ Titusville headquarters and training campus in Florida. Image credit: U.S. Aviation Training Solutions The addition of the two Black Hawks will complement the existing fleet of eight European-based USATS Black Hawks, further reinforcing [...]

PSMF Has New Commitments from Kaiser Permanente

By | April 23rd, 2020|

This month the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is highlighting Kaiser Permanente for making formal commitments to reach ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2030. Kaiser Permanente, Northern California in Oakland, has made an initial commitment in alignment with several Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) including #2D Ventilator-associated Pneumonia,  #2E C. diff, #2F CLABSI, #3A Medication Errors, and #14A, Falls and Fall Prevention in Adults. For APSS #2D, Kaiser [...]

Self-Driving Shuttles Are Making Special Deliveries To Medical Staff

By | April 23rd, 2020|

Beep, an Orlando-based autonomous shuttle service provider, is using its autonomous shuttles to deliver pizzas to the Orlando VA Medical Center located in Lake Nona, an innovation hub where the company is headquartered. Image credit: Beep This week, Beep partnered with the Lake Nona community and local favorite Park Pizza & Brewing Company to donate and deliver lunch with the autonomous shuttle to health care [...]

PSMF Added as Charity in App

By | April 23rd, 2020|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has been added as a charity in the mobile app, Charity Miles, which allows users to fundraise while they exercise. Image credit: Patient Safety Movement Foundation For every mile users moves, they help fundraise for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation from a corporate sponsorship pool. Users can also create their own team and ask friends and family to join, [...]

Conquer Experience Releases PeriopSim in Response to COVID-19

By | April 23rd, 2020|

In response to current educational conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Conquer Experience has released its latest surgical technology PeriopSim remote learning program. Image credit: Conquer Experience PeriopSim is a surgical training and assessment platform for clinical educators in hospitals and schools who need to train the OR team but require a patient-safe way to rehearse procedures before they walk into an unfamiliar situation. Using authentic [...]

Operative Experience Offers Virtual Tour of RealMom

By | April 23rd, 2020|

Operative Experience is offering virtual demonstrations of RealMom via live conferencing. Multiple people can join from different locations as long as they have a computer or mobile device and internet access. Image credit: Operative Experience RealMom 2.0 is the latest generation of the Operative Experience’s life-like vaginal birthing simulator,  and it now comes with new features and improved performance that make training with RealMom more [...]

Dr Anthony Orsini Publishes Communication Training Book

By | April 23rd, 2020|

Dr. Anthony Orsini, founder of The Orsini Way and a practicing neonatologist, has released It’s All in the Delivery. Through the book and his communication training company, Dr. Orsini teaches healthcare professionals a new way to communicate for improved outcomes and patient satisfaction. “We are currently in an unprecedented period of health care – patients are anxious, and medical professionals are stretched thin. Effective communication is more [...]

CAE Recalls Laid-off Employees in Canada, Signs Ventilator Contract

By | April 21st, 2020|

CAE has recalled all remaining temporarily laid-off employees in Canada. Between recalls of employees providing essential services and recalls through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program, approximately 1,500 employees will be back on the payroll this week; the vast majority are based in Montreal and will work from home. The temporary layoffs were part of a series of measures CAE announced on April 6 in response [...]

Lockheed Martin Partners with Varjo

By | April 16th, 2020|

Lockheed Martin is partnering with Varjo for its visual simulation platform Prepar3D. Varjo is working with Lockheed Martin and the Prepar3D team to enable demanding training and simulation scenarios that require high-fidelity immersive displays. Image credit: Varjo Developed by Lockheed Martin, Prepar3D allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime, and ground domains. The newly-released Prepar3D v5 brings new capabilities and features to solve [...]

Circuit Stream Opened New AR/VR Workshops

By | April 16th, 2020|

Circuit Stream has opened up new workshops (some free) and webinars that cater to a wide variety of learners, as the growth in demand for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) creators, designers and developers, as well as the number of AR/VR projects are expected to increase in the years to come to 1400%*. Upcoming workshops include: Oculus Quest Development, April 18th – Full-day workshop on developing Oculus Quest [...]

Arch Virtual Releases New Acadicus Update

By | April 16th, 2020|

Sim labs may be closed due to COVID-19, but Arch Virtual’s Virtual Reality sim lab remains open 24/7 and is accessible from home. The company released a major Acadicus update, in which users can explore free VR medical training simulations, live standardized patients, and a Coronavirus info hub, as well as manipulate animations and vital signs. Image credit: Arch Virtual This update is an important [...]

PSMF Awarded $5M to Help Advance Mission

By | April 16th, 2020|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global organization dedicated to achieving zero preventable hospital deaths worldwide, was awarded a five-year, $5 million grant from the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare. The grant will allow PSMF to significantly expand its work to accelerate the awareness and implementation of patient safety processes around the world. “We believe wholeheartedly in the vision and mission of [...]

PSMF Releases COVID-19 Topic on PatientAider

By | April 16th, 2020|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation has launched its COVID-19 PatientAider resource. PatientAider is a mobile app used for patient and family education and navigation during their hospital stay. Current topics range from blood clots to delirium and now PSMF has added a COVID-19 topic. The PatientAider app can be downloaded through Google Play and the App Store, as well as through the PSMF website.  

VirTra Awarded $1.6M Driving Simulator Contract

By | April 16th, 2020|

VirTra, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Department of State for the Republic of Mexico with a value of $1.6 million. Under this new contract, the company will deliver VirTra Driver Training Systems (V-DTS) and use-of-force simulators with drop-in weapon recoil kits to numerous state police academies and correctional facilities in Mexico. This order, which is expected to be completed by [...]

CAE Healthcare Releases Point-Of-Care Lung Ultrasound Training Suite

By | April 16th, 2020|

CAE Healthcare released a new product suite engineered to provide hands-on foundational training to help physicians quickly learn to scan and assess coronavirus patients using point-of-care ultrasound at the bedside. The suite combines the best of three CAE hardware and software product platforms: CAE Blue Phantom, CAE ICCU e-learning and the CAE Vimedix ultrasound simulator. The new Blue Phantom COVID 19 Lung Ultrasound Training Simulator was designed [...]

CAE Healthcare and Area9 Lyceum Offer Ventilator Course

By | April 16th, 2020|

CAE Healthcare is collaborating with Area9 Lyceum to provide clinicians with an online COVID-19 Ventilator Reskilling course. With modules covering basics in respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation and goals of COVID-19 care, the course is being provided free of charge during the month of April. “Clinical providers across specialities are being called to hospitals to provide care for COVID-19 patients, and they are seeking practical training and knowledge,” [...]

Students Use 3D Printers to Make Face Shields

By | April 9th, 2020|

With health care workers at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for personal protective equipment is at an all-time high. To address this challenge, students at Camdenton High School are using 3D printers to help produce hundreds of face shields for health care workers at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. The printers were provided by nearby Camdenton Middle School, which received them [...]

ATS Prepares Military with Pandemic Response Training

By | April 9th, 2020|

Web-based pandemic response training is available now through ATS’ ATSsim Suite, a collaborative platform to help organizations plan, prepare, and mitigate the impacts of a pandemic. ATSsim Suite is an online virtual collaborative environment where organizations and staff can develop and validate plans, conduct training and exercise events, gather and review facts, and develop lessons learned. “Businesses and government agencies are working now to determine how to [...]

CAE Healthcare and iRIS Health Solutions Share Coronavirus Scenario

By | April 9th, 2020|

CAE’s COVID-19 Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) for healthcare is now available and free of charge to the global iRIS Health Solutions community. iRIS and the SCE will shortly be made available free of charge to the full membership of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), which has 4,200 members in 60 countries, to aid collaboration and sharing between members at this time. iRIS is a healthcare [...]

VirTra Releases the New V-DTS Driver Simulator

By | April 9th, 2020|

VirTra recently debuted a driver simulator at IACP 2019, which received great feedback and acceptance. Now the company is ready to sell and install this new technology for users. The VirTra Driver Training System (V-DTS) is designed to provide cognitive training to law enforcement while helping them learn different styles of driving – from patrol to pursuit. Instructors can allow trainees to experience free drive, pursue a [...]

3D Systems Offers Resources to Medical Community

By | April 9th, 2020|

As institutions change to distance learning programs during the coronavirus, 3D Systems is offering educators and learners an abundance of resources via its MentorLearn Cloud platform. These videos, curricula and other online materials are available free-of-charge for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote learning tools span a wide range of medical specialties, tasks and procedures. To register and request e-learning access, click here.  

Maritime Training Services Joins Ocean Technologies Group

By | April 7th, 2020|

Maritime Training Services (MTS) joined the new Ocean Technologies Group, home to COEX, Seagull Maritime, Tero Marine and Videotel. The combination ensures that MTS will accelerate its growth and develop its services, providing certainty to MTS customers and team following the untimely passing of the company’s Owner and Managing Director, Matthew Gasparich, last year. MTS will add value to and also benefit from the skills and experience [...]

Virtual Heroes Offers Free Sedation and Airway Management Training

By | April 7th, 2020|

HumanSim: Sedation and Airway, a 3D virtual trainer for administering emergency anesthesia and managing breathing for critically-injured or ill patients, is now available for free from Virtual Heroes to support healthcare workers as they adapt to unprecedented requirements in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Image credit: Virtual Heroes HumanSim: Sedation and Airway is designed to help medical staff gain experience and improve quality [...]

Cognitive3D and Varjo Partner to Better Measure Human Behavior

By | April 3rd, 2020|

Varjo is partnering with Cognitive3D, a Canadian company that provides tools for professionals to measure and understand user behavior in immersive environments. The Cognitive3D software can be used to capture user interactions, position, biometrics and eye tracking using Varjo’s virtual and mixed reality (VR/MR) headsets. Image credit: Varjo Combined with Varjo’s human-eye resolution visual fidelity and the 20/20 Eye Tracker, the integration with Cognitive3D means [...]

Health Scholars COVID-19 Surge Provider Training Grant

By | April 3rd, 2020|

Health Scholars received $1 million in grant funding for surge provider training to help combat COVID-19. The grant will provide approximately14,000 providers its virtual reality (VR) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Desktop Simulation Training to assist health systems with preparedness training. It will enable hospitals to quickly deploy training to surge providers needing to acquire or re-acquire clinical skills related to emergency situations—such as dysrhythmia or a code [...]

IntelyCare Launches First COVID-19 Training Program for Nurses

By | April 3rd, 2020|

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, IntelyCare is launching the first training certification program specific to nursing facilities. The training will update nursing professionals on COVID-19 prevention and treatment practices in order to maintain the health of nurses and patients during the outbreak. “As we monitored the spread of coronavirus, it rapidly became clear that nursing homes are ground zero and healthcare workers are at high [...]

PSMF and APSF Award Patient Safety Curriculum Award

By | March 26th, 2020|

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced that Brian Bensadigh, MD, MBA of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been awarded the 2020 Patient Safety Curriculum Award (PSCA). Dr. Bensadigh’s proposal, “Perioperative Patient Safety Curriculum for Anesthesia Trainees,” was selected from an outstanding field of applications. The 2020 PSCA awards $100,000 to an anesthesia education investigator for the [...]

3D Systems to Release COVID-19 Module

By | March 26th, 2020|

Recently released evidence based on Chinese and Italian experience with COVID-19 patients shares the advantages of Lung Ultrasound for front-line physicians and suggests that it has a key role in COVID-19 assessment and management. Image credit: 3D Systems Lung Ultrasound is considered an alternative to chest radiography or CT scanning in COVID-19 patients. It is safe, easy and quick for use at point-of-care, repeatable, low [...]

Magic Leap Offers Support for COVID-19

By | March 26th, 2020|

With the global events of the past month, Magic Leap wants to offer support as individuals manage through an unprecedented business environment. As many companies face the challenges of supporting a remote workforce, there’s an increasing need to provide solutions and services to support dispersed teams. Image credit: Magic Leap In response to requests for rapid access to Magic Leap’s remote communication and collaboration solutions, [...]

PSMF Creates Ambassador Program

By | March 26th, 2020|

Since 2016, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has created regional networks across the country and the world. This initial group, called Regional Network Chairs, aided the PSMF’s outreach efforts by facilitating connections to more hospitals, healthcare technology companies, partners, and patient advocates than ever before. This year, PSMF is continuing this expansion through the emergence of Patient Safety Movement Ambassadors, both geographically and on a more [...]

SonoSim Supports Remote Education in Response to COVID-19

By | March 26th, 2020|

SonoSim is committed to supporting healthcare institutions, training programs, and medical providers around the world respond to the challenge of COVID-19. Its remote learning platform is helping educators and healthcare professionals alike, respond to a rapidly changing learning environment. Image credit: SonoSim In direct response to current events, SonoSim is providing ultrasound educators seeking to enable learning outside the classroom with complimentary access to its [...]

Distance Learning During Covid-19 with OMS

By | March 26th, 2020|

With the ongoing disruption from COVID-19, colleges and universities are increasingly cancelling some or all in-person classes. As clinicians and educators, the team at Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) are acutely aware of the difficulties this poses for healthcare education. To help mitigate missed face-to-face and group teaching, OMS is therefore providing US, Canadian and UK institutions with complimentary access to the online simulation platform OMS Distance over [...]

Magic Leap Releases New Products and Functionalities

By | March 26th, 2020|

Magic Leap ended 2019 by releasing Magic Leap 1, its Enterprise Suite, and an update to Lumin OS and Lumin SDK. Now the company is releasing several more products and functionalities including Lumin OS 0.98.10, a Desktop Companion App, meetings and Device Manager. Image credit: Magic Leap Lumin OS 0.98.10 offers new features and applications to improve the way users collaborate and work, both in-person [...]

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Virti to train 15,000 NHS staff to tackle COVID-19

By | March 26th, 2020|

  Virti, a British virtual and augmented reality company, are preparing to retrain over 15,000 NHS nurses, doctors, cleaners and porters to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Virti said it was discussing with NHS trusts in south-west England about how to help staff work amid the risk of infection. If it goes well, they plan to expand elsewhere around the country. The NHS trainees include staff returning to [...]

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Intelligent Ultrasound launch COVID-19 training module

By | March 25th, 2020|

Intelligent Ultrasound has released a COVID-19 training module for its Point-of-Care training simulator, BodyWorks. The module is free to hospitals users globally and is on simulators in the UK and the US. The module provides hands-on lung ultrasound training for frontline clinicians, with examples of scans showing typical COVID-19 infections. "Lung ultrasound has major utility for the management of respiratory related COVID-19 infection due to its safety, [...]

VirTra Receives $1.1M Order Through New Distributor

By | March 24th, 2020|

VirTra, Inc. has received an initial $1.1 million order through a new distributor in Europe. Through the preliminary order, VirTra will be providing the distributor with multiple simulators, including V-ST PROs, as well as various accessories such as drop-in recoil kits that convert standard firearms into training firearms, and Threat-Fire electric shoot-back devices so that trainees experience real stress during virtual training. In addition to setting up [...]

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CAE and iRIS to share coronavirus scenario

By | March 24th, 2020|

  CAE Healthcare and UK-based iRIS Health Solutions are to make CAE’s COVID-19 Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) for healthcare available free to the global iRIS community. iRIS and the SCE will be accessible to all of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) to aid collaboration. The SSH has 4,200 members in 60 countries. iRIS is a healthcare training authoring and sharing platform with over 1,800 users [...]

Ternium Brasil Selects ITI VR Crane Simulations

By | March 24th, 2020|

After a successful year of piloting the ITI VR (Virtual Reality) Crane Simulations at their Ternium Mexico location, Ternium has expanded its use of ITI VR to its Brasil facility as of February 2020. The Ternium Brasil location has elected to gain complete immersion through use of the ITI VR Motion Base platform powered by an ITI VR Essentials by Crane Type Subscription, which allows the subscriber [...]

Universal Motion Base for Heavy Equipment Sims

By | March 23rd, 2020|

Serious Labs unveiled its latest technology innovation: a Universal Motion Base (UMB) for seated Virtual Reality (VR) Heavy Equipment Simulators in the Festival Hall, booth F100901. The UMB has been designed as the common foundation for the development of additional VR equipment simulators such as skid steers, dozers, excavators, backhoes, and more – as well as for vehicles such as buses and trucks. Image credit: Serious [...]

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Appoints New Chairman

By | March 23rd, 2020|

Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has appointed its new chairman of the board of directors – Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA. It also reaffirms its commitment to patient health and safety with updates to its mission, vision and values; and reestablishes its goal of achieving ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2030. Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Chairman of the board of directors, Patient Safety Movement Foundation. [...]

PSMF Hosts Weekly COVID-19 Webinars Series

By | March 20th, 2020|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is offering a weekly Coronavirus Patient Safety Update via webinar on Fridays from 8:00-9:00 AM Pacific Time. Image credit: Patient Safety Movement Foundation The webinar series will: Respond to the current state of COVID-19 globally Address challenges from the prior week's webinar Give an opportunity for a live Q&A The webinar will be led by PSMF’s Chief Clinical Officer, [...]

Training Program for Maritime Industry

By | March 20th, 2020|

In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, maritime training companies Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new programme called: “Coronavirus- How to Beat it.” Image credit: Debra Massey Available free to the maritime industry, the programme outlines the common symptoms that seafarers need to be aware of and details the key precautions that individuals onboard can take to minimise the spread of this highly [...]

CAE Healthcare Offers Coronavirus Sim Training Scenario and Webinars

By | March 19th, 2020|

CAE Healthcare will offer complimentary webinars and a downloadable scenario throughout the months of March and April to help caregivers practice personal safety procedures and initial patient assessment related to coronavirus. These webinars and the scenario will be offered free of charge for customers and healthcare providers. In addition, CAE Healthcare Academy is developing a simulation-based training course to help assess, diagnose, and treat patients with coronavirus [...]

Design Interactive Awarded DARPA GIST

By | March 18th, 2020|

Design Interactive, Inc. has been awarded the DARPA GIST (Generative Immersive Scenario Testbed). This award is a very strategic win for DI. The scarcity of available content and knowledge of how to design value-added applications have hindered widespread adoption of XR technology. The Phase I project will facilitate automating aspects immersive virtual and augmented reality scenario generation by integrating capabilities from machine learning, video crowdsourcing, human behavior [...]

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Irish tech firm VRAI win innovation prize

By | March 17th, 2020|

  VRAI, an Irish data-driven VR simulation company, have won the Dublin City Enterprise Award. They receive €5,000 and will Dublin City at the 22nd National Enterprise Awards on May 28 at the Mansion House in Dublin. VRAI will compete against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund. VRAI created HEAT, which allows organisations whose activities are risky, [...]

Resident Physicians Train for Coronavirus

By | March 17th, 2020|

The world is at the brink of a pandemic as officials rush to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. With seven reported cases in Florida to-date, emergency medicine resident physicians from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine prepared for the threat of a coronavirus contagion using a simulated or “mock” disaster scenario. Photo by Alex Dolce. About 100 people participated in the half-day [...]

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Industry Vectors in AI, XR, 5G & More

By | March 17th, 2020|

  XR, AI, 5G, SCT Editor Andy Fawkes and industry experts look at some of the hottest trends in simulation and training technologies. There are numerous predictions of how, with advances in technology, the world might change over the next decade. Many centre around AI, the Internet, human interfaces, energy supply, health and transport, but how might safety critical sector simulation and training change? Predicting the future can be [...]

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The Future of Training – Editorial Comment

By | March 16th, 2020|

New Editor Andy Fawkes and SCT colleagues deep dive into key technologies which are driving the transformation of training. “at the start of the decade, what is the future of training in the safety critical sector and what are the challenges and opportunities that might lie ahead?” The Future of Training The simulation and training domain never ceases to interest me with its synergy of people and technology, and [...]

Orbis Commences First US Training Program

By | March 13th, 2020|

Eye care professionals from Latin America came to Fort Worth, Texas, for two weeks of training on board Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on an MD-10 aircraft, which is currently at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. This marks Orbis’ first training program taking place in the United States and it is the 97th country where the plane has provided training. [...]

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Varjo delivers industry-first chroma key and marker tracking

By | March 10th, 2020|

Finland's Varjo have added real-time chroma keying and marker tracking as early access features for its XR-1 Developer Edition headset. Varjo say it is the first company to deliver chroma keying in real-time for mixed reality devices. It is an industry-standard technique known as green-screening and used in broadcasting and film. With marker tracking, professional users can instantly anchor any virtual objects to the real world using [...]

Talespin Raises $15 Million for XR Workforce Training

By | March 9th, 2020|

Talespin, a spatial computing company, has raised $15 million in Series B funding, which was led by Cornerstone OnDemand, a provider of cloud-based learning, talent management and talent experience software. Cornerstone also announced an ongoing partnership with Talespin, to deliver Talespin’s extended reality (XR) training solutions to customers. HTC also joined the round as a new investor, with participation from existing investors, including Farmers Insurance Exchange. Companies [...]

Ocutrx Vision Reports Successful Preliminary Test Results of AR Tech

By | March 9th, 2020|

Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC, a technology startup developing an augmented reality headset, has announced the successful preliminary results of its Dynamic Opacity outer lens in providing safety for surgeons and operating room technicians using medical lasers. Used on the ORLenz Augmented Reality (AR) Surgery Visualization headsets, and designed to be combined with surgical digital microscopes feeds and laser technologies for treatment of conditions in the eye, the [...]

Precision OS to Host First Cadaver-Less Training Course

By | March 9th, 2020|

Precision OS Technology will host the first cadaver-less training course at the Global Spine Congress (GSC) using their mobile platform, the Oculus Quest. Hailed as one of the largest gatherings globally for spine surgeons, the GSC takes place May 20-23 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and provides a unique forum for the exchange of ideas, strategies and tactics that positively influence patient care. Image credit: Precision [...]

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Middlesex University invests in VR headsets

By | March 9th, 2020|

London's Middlesex University has bought five VR headsets so that student nurses can train in a virtual hospital ward. The university bought the devices from Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS). It follows the purchase of a four-bed simulation ward last year. Third year adult nursing and paediatric postgraduates are using the virtual wards. There are  plans to make the learning available to midwifery students later in 2020. “While [...]

STTC Awards ECS BAA Contract to Evaluate Use of Haptics

By | March 3rd, 2020|

Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) has been awarded a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) technical project with the Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC), a division of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Human Research and Engineering (HRED) Directorate. The objective of this five-year program is to analyze, develop, and evaluate the use of haptics technologies in simulated immersive training environments. Image credit: [...]

USF Engineering Institute Awarded Contract with US SOCOM

By | March 3rd, 2020|

The University of South Florida (USF) Institute of Applied Engineering and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have agreed to a new, multi-year contract that paves the way for researchers and students to collaborate with SOCOM to help solve significant challenges facing the nation. The five-year contract is worth a maximum value of $85 million and calls for the USF Institute of Applied Engineering’s expertise in applied research [...]

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Antycip and British Universities create VR CAVE

By | March 3rd, 2020|

  Three English universities and Antycip Simulation have come together to produce a VR Cave. The Universities of Bath, Exeter and Leicester worked on the £4.8 million VSimulators collaborative project. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded the project which hopes to change the way we build structures. The two VSimulators based at the Universities of Exeter and Bath will allow the engineering, infrastructure and [...]

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Singapore investing heavily in rail training

By | March 2nd, 2020|

  The Singapore government has pledged S$100m ($720,000) towards improving its rail training, with investment in new simulation equipment planned. Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan unveiled the Rail Manpower Development Package (RMDP). The Public Transport Operators (PTOs) and National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) co-developed the RMDP. It aims to prepare workers to run an expanded and more complex rail system. Singapore [...]

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Angola hook VSTEP NAUTIS fishing simulators

By | March 2nd, 2020|

Dutch sim training specialists VSTEP will deliver a NAUTIS simulator to Angola for training a wide range of fishery techniques. The deal includes a NAUTIS Class B and several NAUTIS desktop simulators with a MARIS radar and eGlobe ECDIS. They will equip these simulators with the fishing content and functionality package. This combination will help trainees in Angola prepare for operations at sea, against a range of [...]

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Caverton and Thales move closer to landmark African sim

By | March 2nd, 2020|

Caverton, an aviation and marine logistics company in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, have signed the factory acceptance on a AW139 reality H full-flight level D simulator with Thales. The signing took place in Cergy Pontoise, near Paris. The move is part of Caverton's strategy to diversify its portfolio of services to include flight simulation training services. The Thales simulator will provide scenario-based flight and mission [...]

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VR tender to train Singapore’s environment staff opens

By | February 25th, 2020|

  Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) has put out a tender to find VR solutions to enhance the training of its staff involved in dengue home inspections and public health offences. These include smoking in prohibited areas, and littering in public places. The NEA are looking to VR to better prepare staff for scenarios that are tricky to replicate in a classroom. It would also assist with [...]

Virtual Gaming Revolutionizes Pharmacy Education

By | February 21st, 2020|

Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS), released a new virtual gaming platform centered around pharmacy and clinical therapeutics education for both individual learning and interprofessional teams. Developed in partnership with Professor Stephen Duffull of the University of Otago School of Pharmacy, New Zealand, SimPHARM gives pharmacy, medical, nursing, and allied health schools a framework to help students more effectively bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world patient [...]

Design Interactive AR Solution On Display at AWS 2020

By | February 20th, 2020|

Design Interactive Inc. (DI) will be exhibiting at the U.S. Air Force Association (AFA)’s Air Warfare Symposium taking place in Orlando Florida, from February 26th – 28th at the Rosen Shingle Creek. DI will be showcasing AUGMENTOR, an augmented reality (AR) maintenance tool originally developed for commercial trucking fleet maintenance. The current system includes compatibility with augmented reality headsets (i.e. HoloLens, MagicLeap), an Android and iOS application, [...]

US Air Force Transforming Maintenance, Logistics Training

By | February 20th, 2020|

As the Air Force continues to evolve to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving global security environment, the 82nd Training Wing is working to transform maintenance and logistics technical training. About 44% of the Air Force’s technical training is accomplished at the 82nd Training Wing, said Kenyon Bell, 82nd Training Wing commander – which includes logistics and most engineering career fields. The 82nd delivers more than [...]

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KARL STORZ and VirtaMed release laparoscopic simulator

By | February 17th, 2020|

  Endoscopy manufacturers KARL STORZ and VirtaMed, the medical training simulation firm, have collaborated on a mixed reality simulator to enhance laparoscopic skills training. The LapTrainer simulator enables medical professionals to acquire key skills with increased efficiency by repetition of short simulation sequences. The simulator features an anatomically correct abdomen model. Medical professionals can practice patient positioning, trocar placement and correct OR team setup in true-to-life conditions. [...]

Emerson’s New VR Simulation To Improve Workforce Safety

By | February 14th, 2020|

Emerson releases Mimic Field 3D, an immersive training experience designed to help new and incoming workers gain a deep understanding of how changes in the field impact industrial plant processes. This virtual reality-based (VR) solution gives personnel simulated hands-on experience to prepare for any plant event, helping them make better decisions regarding operating changes and practice proper procedures before entering potentially hazardous plant areas. Image credit: [...]

MemorialCare Earns Top Honor from Patient Safety Movement Foundation

By | February 14th, 2020|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has presented MemorialCare with its highest honor, the 5-Star Hospital Award, in recognition of MemorialCare’s steadfast commitment to patient safety and quality of care. The award was presented by PSMF founder Joe Kiani to MemorialCare President and CEO Barry Arbuckle during a ceremony at MemorialCare headquarters. “We are incredibly proud of the leadership that MemorialCare has taken in the area of [...]

 PSMF Pre-Summit Symposium Coming Soon

By | February 14th, 2020|

Image credit: Patient Safety Movement Foundation The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Pre-Summit Symposium is taking place on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Healthcare leaders from across the globe will present their experiences implementing the PSMF’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and will share their outcomes and lessons learned. Two sessions are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Participants will choose from several 2-hour moderated presentations during each session, each [...]

Metaari Predicts Simulation-based Tech To Transform Training Market

By | February 14th, 2020|

The global market for AR, VR and Simulation-based learning products is in the midst of profound transformation – not growing traditionally via small incremental changes to existing products annually –but driven by fundamentally new types of learning products. Metaari, the firm analyzing change in the learning technologies market, forecasts global revenues will surge to $15.6 billion by 2025. Catalysts currently driving this growth. Image credit: Metaari [...]

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Antycip deliver immersive room to University of Corsica

By | February 14th, 2020|

Antycip Simulation have designed and installed 'VIRTUAL CORSICA', a new immersive room that will allow the University of Corsica to study society’s relationship with nature. The two-sided L-shaped CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) type room has two Christie Mirage WU14K-M projectors connected to an angled lens with high-tech direct projection. This device will also allow students to view complex concepts and immerse themselves in various visual and [...]

SonoSim Releases Nurse Ultrasound Curriculum

By | February 13th, 2020|

    SonoSim, Inc., has launched a comprehensive nurse ultrasound training curriculum designed to support artificial intelligence (AI)-guided ultrasound training needs. The curriculum is designed to assist nurse training programs, integrate recent, remarkable advances in AI-guided ultrasound applications into nurse education and, subsequently, patient care. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Venous Cannulation. Image Credit: SonoSim, Inc. This announcement comes in the wake of multiple advances in AI-guided ultrasound [...]

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Kongsberg to deliver Firefighting Simulator to NSRS

By | February 13th, 2020|

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has won its first K-Sim Safety simulator contract with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS). KDI will deliver a K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to the NSRS training centre in Horten, Norway. The full-mission K-Sim Safety AFFS is a new simulator which addresses regulation VI/3, section A-VI/3, table A-VI/3-1. This covers methods of organizing and training fire teams, inspecting and servicing fire [...]

US Air Force Partners for Infectious Disease Proficiency

By | February 11th, 2020|

The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is developing a training program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills Omaha program to best prepare medical airmen to respond to infectious disease threats that could impact military personnel and operations. The program launched in 2018 and airmen are set to begin taking classes in October. “This partnership [...]

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Imperial radiology trainees using AR and holograms

By | February 11th, 2020|

  Radiology trainees at Imperial College, London, are learning news skills with interactive holograms and augmented reality headsets. A team of experts from Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine and Digital Learning Hub developed the simulation. It is an example of using the Microsoft HoloLens2 for medical training and addresses the challenges in medical teaching and learning developed the simulation. Across the world, we teach using computed tomography (CT) [...]

Siemens Virtualizes Maintenance Training with DiSTI

By | February 6th, 2020|

Siemens Power & Gas utilizes DiSTI's VE Studio for Unity to develop virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) training for its global gas turbine field service solutions business. From virtual maintenance training on Gas Turbines to OSHA-focused safety training, Siemens has embraced virtual training to resounding results. This includes a reduction in overall training time by 66%. Image credit: DiSTI "We can provide capabilities [...]

Inovus Medical Appoints New Distributor for Canada

By | February 5th, 2020|

Inovus Medical has recently appointed Keir Surgical as the new representative in Canada for its complete product portfolio. Keir Surgical will offer expert guidance to all potential customers in Canada providing them with the right solution for their individual general and gynaecology surgery training needs. Image credit: Inovus Medical Inovus Medical chose to partner with Keir Surgical due to their strong technical background in surgery [...]

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UCL get approval for new London laboratory

By | February 4th, 2020|

  University College London (UCL) has gained planning permission to build a laboratory that explores how people interact with their environments. To be completed in 2021, PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory), part of UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering’s (CEGE) Centre for Transport Studies (CTS), will be the only space in the world where researchers can precisely simulate large-scale environments such as train stations or town centres and [...]

GP Strategies Wins Supplier of the Year Award for Health and Safety

By | February 3rd, 2020|

Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation has won the 2019 Supplier of the Year Award for Health and Safety from AVANGRID, a diversified energy company. The award was presented to GP Strategies during a ceremony near AVAGRID's headquarters in Orange, Connecticut. GP Strategies has a 50-year history of providing technical training, consulting, and engineering services to the energy sector, one of the most highly regulated [...]

AVT Simulation Wins Construction Equipment Trainer Contract

By | January 31st, 2020|

AVT Simulation in Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $31 million firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop, integrate, manage, deliver, install, test, document and support construction equipment virtual trainers. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date in January 2025. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity. The Construction Equipment Virtual Trainer (CEVT) is to both train soldiers upon [...]

FDA to Host Workshop on AR/VR in Medicine

By | January 29th, 2020|

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public workshop on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in medicine on March 5, 2020, at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Springs, Maryland. The workshop, entitled "Medical Extended Reality: Toward Best Evaluation Practices for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medicine” aims to discuss evaluation techniques for hardware, standards development, and assessment challenges for applications of [...]

HCA Houston Healthcare Unveils First Mobile Training Ambulance

By | January 27th, 2020|

Officials with HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled Houston’s newest air ambulance service and the city’s first advanced mobile training ambulance and patient simulator, two new programs designed to enhance high-level adult and pediatric trauma care. HCA Houston Healthcare’s new AIRLife helicopters will operate 24/7, staffed with highly trained flight nurses, paramedics and skilled pilots. The first AIRLife helicopter will be based at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.  A [...]

State Releases $10.5M for SIUE Health Sciences Building

By | January 24th, 2020|

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the release of $10.5 million in planning funds to create preliminary designs for a Health Science Building (HSB) on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) campus. Pritzker made the announcement in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The complex will include approximately 221,000 square feet. The project’s total cost is approximately $105 million. It would be the largest building on the SIUE [...]

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Area9 AI platform being used to train healthcare staff in Tanzania

By | January 24th, 2020|

A pilot project to support district hospitals in the Mwanza Region of Tanzania is using the Area9 Rhapsode adaptive AI learning platform. The project is part of the Helping Children Survive (HCS) collaborative, led by Dr. Peter Meaney. It seeks to improve the care of seriously ill children through innovative healthcare worker training. Area9 Group say its AI-based platform, built on 20 years of research into human [...]

President Clinton to Keynote Patient Safety Summit

By | January 23rd, 2020|

President Clinton will return for the 8th year in the row as a Keynote Speaker for the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on Saturday, March 7, 2020. President Bill Clinton. Image credit: Patient Safety Movement Foundation. The 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit will be co-convened by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, European Society of Anaesthesiology and the International Society for [...]

Kitware Releases Latest Versions of Medical Simulation Tools

By | January 23rd, 2020|

Kitware has released the latest versions of two of its popular medical training and simulation toolkits –  the Interactive Medical Simulation Toolkit (iMSTK) 2.0 and the Pulse Physiology Engine (Pulse) 2.3. Updates to these toolkits include improved models and functionality based on feedback from user and developer communities. Kitware showcased these latest features and improvements at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in San Diego. [...]

Oxford Medical Simulation Launches Multiplayer VR Training

By | January 21st, 2020|

Oxford Medical Simulation has launched OMS Interprofessional, a multiplayer virtual reality (VR) simulation platform. OMS Interprofessional allows multiple learners to be in the same virtual reality scenario at one time, whether they are in the same room or different countries. Learners can collaborate, discuss and make decisions as a team, just like in real life, to improve patient care. Image credit: Oxford Medical Simulation Using [...]

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British farm safety group herd in VR

By | January 21st, 2020|

A British farm safety charity has been given £10,000 from the National Lottery fund to launch a VR training programme. The Farm Safety Foundation (FSF) has trained 10,000 agricultural students and young farmers at 41 different land-based colleges and universities throughout the UK since 2015. The funding boost will allow them to incorporate VR and AR into its training. "To deliver training that may actually save lives [...]

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Touch Surgery secures $70m funding for VR doctor training

By | January 21st, 2020|

British start-up Touch Surgery, which uses VR headsets to train doctors, has secured $70m (£54m) in funding to grow its product line, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. The British newspaper said the company, who had previously raised $19.5 million from U.S. venture capital fund 8VC, secured the money in October. It did not say where from. Touch Surgery did not respond to requests for [...]

3B Scientific Acquires iSimulate

By | January 20th, 2020|

3B Scientific, a portfolio company of J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire iSimulate Pty. Ltd., a clinical education technology offering medical simulation solutions. “iSimulate has revolutionized simulation training in healthcare through its creative simulation solutions including ALSi, REALITi, CTGi and AURiS,” said Todd Murray, CEO of 3B Scientific. “We are extremely excited to further develop the 3B Scientific platform and add [...]

CAE Healthcare Releases CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator

By | January 20th, 2020|

In advance of the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2020), CAE Healthcare has released CAE Vimedix 3.0, its updated ultrasound simulator with a new user interface that includes 3-D/4-D cardiac ultrasound for advanced assessment and diagnosis in preparation for ultrasound-guided interventions. “The demand for safe, effective ultrasound education and training continues to grow with the rapid development of new portable devices and ultrasound-guided procedures, said [...]

CAE Healthcare Releases Microsoft HoloLens 2 Applications

By | January 17th, 2020|

CAE Healthcare has released its first training applications for Microsoft HoloLens 2, which will integrate holographic, modeled physiology into its patient simulators. The mixed reality applications will accelerate learning by displaying 3D, interactive cardiac, respiratory and circulatory systems that will allow learners to envision human anatomy. Built to run on Microsoft’s recently released HoloLens 2, the next generation of its wearable holographic computer, CAE augmented reality applications [...]

Health Scholars Raises $17M in Series B Funding

By | January 17th, 2020|

Health Scholars has completed a $17-million round of fundraising with investments from Arboretum Ventures, Venture Investors, Capital Midwest Fund, OSF HealthCare, as well as key family office seed funders. The new investment round will enable Health Scholars to continue to introduce and expand new virtual technologies in both the Hospital and Public Safety market, allowing for greater accessibility, scalability and immersion at up to 80% less cost [...]

New VR Title from Videotel Helps Protect Cargo

By | January 17th, 2020|

Videotel has launched a new virtual reality (VR) training title to help ship operators avoid potential claims running into millions of pounds due to cargo damage caused by insufficient tank cleaning onboard chemical tankers. Ensuring cargo tanks are properly cleaned to receive their next cargo is a complex operation and is a vital part of safe operation onboard, especially with regards to the carriage of sensitive chemical [...]

Friday Night at the ER 2020 Workshops

By | January 16th, 2020|

Registration is now open for Friday Night at the ER 2020 workshops. Attendees can learn essential skills for working effectively across boundaries to achieve team or organization goals. All industries are welcome, and for those in the nursing profession, up to 9.0 CNE contact hours will be available. The first workshop will take place from May 14-15 at the UNT Health Science Center, SaferCare Texas, in Fort [...]

Health Scholars Launches First Responder VR ACLS Training Sim

By | January 16th, 2020|

Health Scholars announced the availability of the first Virtual Reality (VR) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training designed specifically for first responders. Made possible with the company’s Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Partnership and the State of Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Program, the company is excited about the possible impact to the industry and [...]

CAE Healthcare Academy to Showcase Consulting Services at IMSH

By | January 16th, 2020|

The CAE Healthcare Academy will showcase its consulting services for healthcare education at IMSH 2020 and will offer conference attendees the opportunity to meet one-on-one with its clinical experts during the conference. The CAE Healthcare Academy Services division expanded this year to meet the growing demand for hospital-based staff education programs to help improve clinical competency and patient safety. “As more hospitals invest in simulation to improve [...]

Digital Projection to Give First Public EMEA Showing of MLS

By | January 16th, 2020|

Digital Projection will return to the RAI in Amsterdam February 11-14, 2020, to give the first public EMEA showing of its Satellite Modular Laser System (MLS) – in Hall 1, F90. As well as the Satellite MLS, Digital Projection is due to show two of its MultiView setups on the ‘VR at ISE’ section of the tradeshow, located in Hall 14. Satellite MLS offers a small number [...]

Inovus to Unveil New Innovation at IMSH

By | January 15th, 2020|

Inovus Medical will be travelling to San Diego for IMSH2020, the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, later this month where they will be unveiling their newest innovation that is set to democratise high-fidelity surgical simulation to the masses. The team will be on stand #334 where they will be carrying out demonstrations of the LapAR simulator. This Augmented Reality (AR) Laparoscopic Simulator has been developed with [...]

OSU Study Shows How to Reduce Physical Risk in VR

By | January 15th, 2020|

A recent study from Oregon State University (OSU) assessed how some common virtual reality movements contribute to muscle strain and discomfort. It’s an effort to ensure future user safety in this fast-growing technology that is used not only for gaming, but also increasingly for education and industrial training. Image credit: Oregon State University “There are no standards and guidelines for virtual and augmented reality interactions,” [...]

SonoSim Advances Pediatric Care with New Training Products

By | January 13th, 2020|

SonoSim has launched its SonoSim LiveScan Neonatal & Infant Neurosonography Package, the first in a series of pediatric ultrasound training products. SonoSim is also releasing three training modules in Ultrasound-Guided Pericardiocentesis, Thoracentesis, and Paracentesis, which will help decrease needle-based procedure complications. The company will showcase these products and a wide variety of recent product enhancements in San Diego from January 19-21 at the International Meeting on Simulation [...]

DigiLens Unveils Crystal50 XR Lens

By | January 10th, 2020|

DigiLens Inc. unveiled its new Crystal50 waveguide lens at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showing a 50-degree diagonal, full-color, low-cost waveguide lens. “Crystal50 is a significant step forward for the head-worn category as it enables a wide field-of-view (FOV) in a small form-factor and can be manufactured at a cost lower than any other waveguides on the market today,” said DigiLens CEO Chris Pickett. [...]

Virtual reality eliminates risk and improves safety responses

By | January 10th, 2020|

First Gas, operator of more than 2,500 km of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines and 4,800 km of gas distribution networks in the North Island, turned to Waikato virtual reality (VR) specialist Company-X to design and develop a custom-built VR training programme for high-risk procedures. First Gas staff member trying the new technology. Image credit: Company-X The Company-X VR team developed a solution for First Gas [...]

Pico Interactive Releases All-in-One Solution

By | January 9th, 2020|

Pico Interactive announced its latest VR headset, the Neo 2 – an all-in-one (AIO) device with 6 degrees of freedom (DoF) head and controller tracking that delivers VR solutions to businesses. Pico’s Neo 2 line includes two headsets: the Neo 2 and the Neo 2 Eye. Both models feature technology that incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. To further expand on Neo 2’s capabilities, Firefox Reality [...]

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TESLASUIT lanuches VR-Glove to compliment suit

By | January 8th, 2020|

TESLASUIT have unveiled a new glove which allows users to feel virtual textures. The company say it makes the immersion into VR more accurate and realistic. The TESLASUIT GLOVE can be used together with the TESLASUIT full-body haptic feedback suit as a set or separately. The glove integrates haptics, motion capture, biometry and force feedback. It has a range of breakthrough applications, from enterprise XR-training to rehabilitation [...]

Ganzin Technology Showcases Eye Tracking Module

By | January 7th, 2020|

Ganzin Technology and other startups led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) are showcasing their innovative solutions at CES 2020. Ganzin Technology has developed an eyeball-tracking technology to enable AR/VR users to control devices with their eyes or view the information of an object when they look at it, thus releasing their hands for other tasks. Image credit: Ganzin Technology "The user interface for computers is [...]

Area9 Lyceum Partners with eCampusOntario for Student Readiness

By | January 2nd, 2020|

As eCampusOntario looked to improve the readiness of specialized trades students in three high-impact apprenticeships, it recognized the potential of advanced adaptive learning technology to help learners assess their knowledge and close skill gaps. eCampusOntario is partnering with Area9 Lyceum in an adaptive learning pilot program at three colleges located in the Province of Ontario: St. Lawrence College for electrician training, Durham College for plumbing, and Loyalist [...]

Mercy College Receives New York State Approval

By | December 31st, 2019|

The New York State Education Department has approved to expand the Mercy College’s nursing programs to provide increased degree offerings online and at the Dobbs Ferry, MercyManhattan and Bronx Campuses. The new degree programs, part of the College’s School of Health and Natural Sciences, were added to help alleviate the nursing shortage in the Tri-State area and across the nation. The expanded programs also provided a seamless [...]

VR Simulation Moves Into the Trucking Industry

By | December 31st, 2019|

Recent research from Brandon Hall Group shows that the use of virtual reality (VR) as a training modality is growing rapidly in “high-consequence” industries—those in which operator mistakes can cause significant property damage or fatalities or both. According to the study, nearly a third of surveyed companies in such industries identified VR tools as a top learning priority over the next 24 months—a 60% increase over two [...]

Anglo American Chooses Immersive Technologies for Training

By | December 31st, 2019|

Located in the Moquegua region in the south of Peru, Quellaveco is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. Part of the mine plans are to transition to autonomous haulage systems, and Anglo American Quellaveco will utilize simulation-based training and workforce development solutions from Immersive Technologies to improve the efficiency of new operator training, ensuring its long-term productivity. Simulator for Cat Command for Hauling System [...]

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Finland offers free ‘Elements of AI course’

By | December 31st, 2019|

Finnish tech company Reaktor and the University of Helsinki have launched 'Elements of AI', a free course in Artificial Intelligence. 'Elements of AI' consists of a series of online courses to give a snapshot of AI to users regardless of age and level of education. "It explains what artificial intelligence is, what it can (and can’t) do, and how it affects our lives – all in easy-to-grasp [...]

BLEED OUT Screening at PSMF World Summit

By | December 30th, 2019|

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) will be screening the HBO documentary BLEED OUT at its World Summit on Friday, March 6, 2020. The film will be followed by a panel with the writer and director, Steve Burrows, PSMF's Founder, Joe Kiani, CEO of David Mayer, and survivor of medical harm, Jack Gentry. Burrows will also be on our Advocacy Panel on Saturday morning. After a routine [...]

Happy Holidays!

By | December 23rd, 2019|

We will resume posting news on December 30, 2019. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Simulated Participant Workshop by Avkin

By | December 21st, 2019|

Avkin is sponsoring the simulated participant workshop, Nuts & Bolts: Starting an Affordable Simulated Participant (Patient Actor) Program, on February 10, 2019 at St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park, Florida. Visitors of the event can learn from experts on affordable simulated participants (SP). The company has been given special permission to share its resources on how to or maintain an SP program. Atendees can expect to network [...]

UofL Medical Student Leads Prevention of Firearm Injury Effort

By | December 21st, 2019|

Rachel Safeek, a second-year medical student at the University of Louisville, is calling for medical schools to train future physicians in techniques to help prevent injuries and death caused by firearms. Her work has led to UofL being one of the first medical schools to incorporate this training for all students. Image credit: UofL “About 40,000 Americans die and 85,000 others are injured each year [...]

GIGXR Acquires Immersive Learning Group

By | December 19th, 2019|

GIGXR, Inc. has acquired global mixed reality and immersive learning assets from Pearson PLC. Image credit: Business Wire GIGXR provides a SaaS platform delivering extended reality (XR) learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare and enterprise. The company was founded in 2019 for the purpose of acquiring the Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s holographic content management platform and suite of applications. It acquired [...]

CM Labs Releases New Vortex Studio Update

By | December 17th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations, Inc. has released Vortex Studio 2019c. This update to the suite of software allows users to connect to Epic Games’ Unreal Engine for high-quality simulator development. Vortex Studio users can now also leverage high-fidelity vessel simulation capabilities from Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) for enhanced seakeeping and maneuvering behavior of ships in varied sea states. “Simulation involves multi-faceted workflows,” said Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs’ [...]

Inlusion De-Icing Tech Innovation Showcased at I/ITSEC

By | December 16th, 2019|

Inlusion demonstrated its de-icing/anti-icing virtual reality training program last week at I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida. The simulation program was created for Baltic Ground Services. Image credit: Inlusion The program simulates the aircraft de-Icing procedures in VR, including liquid spray, lifting platform control and communication with other staff. Students can practice in two different modes: a full-training program or an examination mode. In the first mode, the user [...]

Virtualware Immersive Room Unveiled

By | December 13th, 2019|

Virtualware recently unveiled Virtualware Immersive Room, a virtual reality (VR) solution for full-scope field training that allows the military industry to replicate multi-user combat scenarios in 1:1 scale. Image credit: Virtualware The Virtualware Immersive Room will be able to train several units based in different locations but in the same large-scale virtual battlefield. This solution not only improves the individual, team and unit-level performance in [...]

Serious Games Award Winners Named at I/ITSEC

By | December 12th, 2019|

After a busy four days and hundreds of visitors to the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGS&C) booth at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, the top winners from the 25 finalist games were announced at an awards ceremony during I/ITSEC. Image credit: Serious Games Showcase and Challenge The SGS&C 2019 winners for each of the seven categories are: Best Government Game [...]

Qualcomm Technologies Announces First 5G XR Platform

By | December 12th, 2019|

The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform is the first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform. It unites Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations with its XR technology for a new era of mobile computing. This platform unveils custom features and multiple firsts that can be scaled across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR). Hugo Swart, VP and Head of XR, Qualcomm [...]

NOCTI Partners with zSpace to Deliver AR/VR Training

By | December 9th, 2019|

NOCTI announced a partnership that will offer NOCTI career and technical education (CTE) certification opportunities as part of the teaching and learning content provided through zSpace. The ability to incorporate NOCTI credentials as an extension of a zSpace CTE program empowers schools to better prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers and leverage the comprehensive data provided by NOCTI that can be used by students, teachers, and administrators [...]

Screen Therapeutics Enters Drug Development Partnership

By | December 9th, 2019|

Screen Therapeutics LLC has formed a partnership with Immunaccel to focus on the discovery and development of next generation cancer immunotherapies. Screen Therapeutics will combine its immunology expertise, capabilities and know-how with Immunaccel's IP, know-how and proprietary cell lines to discover next-generation cancer therapies targeting stromal interactions in the tumor microenvironment. This transaction is also part of a broader strategy for Immunaccel to leverage its intellectual property [...]

Doron Introduces COTS JLTV Driving Simulator

By | December 9th, 2019|

Doron Precision Systems, Inc. used internal research and development to design a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) driving simulator for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in an effort to offer a cost-effective and easily accessible solution. The company introduced the simulator during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, the world’s largest modeling and simulation conference. “We are changing the way that many military customers [...]

AdventHealth Nicholson Center Unveils 3D Printing Prototype Lab

By | December 6th, 2019|

AdventHealth Nicholson Center announced the official launch of its Prototype Lab to provide the technology, industry knowledge and testing needed to take a medical product from concept to working prototype. Image credit: AdventHealth The Prototype Lab is a space for physicians, researchers, engineers and other healthcare professionals to develop their ideas for medical devices. Nicholson Center’s in-house engineers use the latest technology in 3D Computer-Aided [...]

Fundamental Surgery Wins Award For VR Healthcare Of The Year

By | December 6th, 2019|

Fundamental Surgery has won an award for VR Healthcare Of The Year. The VR Awards are at the centre of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievement in virtual reality. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards bring together a night of red carpet highlights, the celebration of excellence and access to influential names in immersive technology. VR Healthcare of the Year recognises projects that are changing [...]

Vortex Studio Simulation Platform to Integrate with Unreal Engine

By | December 6th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations, Inc. announced the upcoming release of a new integration—Vortex Studio for Unreal Engine—connecting Vortex Studio and Unreal Engine. Available in December 2019, the free software integration developed by CM Labs will allow developers to publish and connect simulations built in Vortex Studio with an Unreal Engine workflow. This makes an interoperable toolkit for those integrators and design teams looking to develop simulations for applications; [...]

Antycip equips French Engineering school with virtual immersion room

By | December 5th, 2019|

VR integrator Antycip Simulation has helped deliver a virtual immersion room at l’École Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (Les Arts et Métiers). The French school trains more than 6,000 students each year, mostly engineers in the fields of industry, research, and socio-economics. Through training, 14 laboratories and partnership research, Les Arts et Métiers aims to be a major contributor to industrial innovation in France and Europe. BlueLemon, [...]

Dutch firm Damen to establish simulation laboratory

By | December 5th, 2019|

Dutch defence, shipbuilding and engineering company Damen will work with VSTEP Simulation to build a laboratory to explore simulation solutions in the maritime industry. All image credits: Damen The duo will develop software that will extend the capabilities of VSTEP’s existing NAUTIS Maritime Simulation platform into engineering applications and therefore open up new research and development possibilities for Damen’s many R&D programmes. The initial focus [...]

Charles River Develops System to Assess Cognitive Workload

By | December 4th, 2019|

Charles River Analytics Inc. recently worked with NASA to assess astronaut workload and performance during the testing and evaluation of new NASA systems. The company used the measurements from its CAPT PICARD system to determine how best to display health and status on the Orion space vehicle. Image credit: Charles River Analytics NASA is continually developing new technologies to improve astronaut effectiveness. These technologies risk [...]

Indian mining company BEML get new simulator

By | November 27th, 2019|

BEML, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in India, has installed a TecknoSIM dumper simulator to train drivers and operators engaged in mining operations in Mysore. BEML simulator The simulator is equipped for training on two variants of the dump trucks : BH150E and BH2015E. The TecknoSIM Dump Truck simulator enables drivers and operators to train in environments and conditions faced in a real [...]

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Varjo expands re-seller network in Europe

By | November 27th, 2019|

Varjo Technologies has expanded its value-added re-seller network with Antycip Simulation, a European provider of virtual reality solutions, visual displays, simulation tools and engineering services. Picture courtesy of ©Lorne Campbell - Guzelian As part of the agreement, Antycip Simulation will provide Varjo HMDs to customers using its portfolio of professional VR and visual display solutions for training and simulation. “Antycip Simulation provides a complete solution [...]

Chevron Shipping Upgrades Simulator Hub with VSTEP Simulation

By | November 22nd, 2019|

Chevron will receive new NAUTIS Maritime Simulator upgrades as well as the opportunity to train with a Response Simulator in virtual reality (VR). As the shipping industry brings forth new challenges and demands, this latest deal will make Chevron well equipped and more capable to boost their crews’ training skills using the latest technological advancements. The new simulator upgrades are set to be delivered to Chevron’s facilities [...]

UL Launches OSHA-Authorized General Industry Outreach Training

By | November 21st, 2019|

UL, a global safety science company, in collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety Association for High Technology (SESHA), is releasing a General Industry 10-hour outreach training course, designed for the semiconductor and high-tech industries. The course provides businesses with critical guidance to understand pertinent risks, establish strong institutional knowledge, and optimize processes to build and maintain safer, healthier workplaces. Workers in these industries face unique workplace hazards, [...]

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Stiles Construction Earns SHARP Award for Safety Training

By | November 20th, 2019|

Stiles Construction has been working closely with the University of South Florida (USF), SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, for several years on multiple projects. Because of Stiles’ construction project success, USF SafetyFlorida encouraged the company to apply to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This program recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA On-Site Consultation Program services and operate [...]

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Deutsche Bahn opens VR training centre in Cologne

By | November 19th, 2019|

German railway group Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has opened a new training center in Cologne-Dellbrück, the largest and most modern of its kind in Germany. Some 250 apprentices will be trained at the 7,200 square meters facility each year. The centre also makes use of the potential of virtual reality. A 2.2 tonne train simulator for the locomotive series 185/192 allows users to perform test drives and [...]

Singapore invests heavily in RMDP transport training

By | November 14th, 2019|

Singapore's Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, has unveiled a S$100 million Rail Manpower Development Package (RMDP). The RMDP initiative for railway workers is co-developed with the Public Transport Operators (PTOs) and the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU).It aims to expand the rail workforce and accelerate the rail workforce transformation over the next five years. This will prepare workers to run [...]

Area9 Lyceum, EMC Performance Partner

By | November 13th, 2019|

Area9 Lyceum has signed a partnership agreement in the Netherlands with EMC Performance to improve business results through continuous improved human performance. Under the agreement, EMC Performance has rights to distribute Area9 Rhapsode, the fourth-generation adaptive learning platform, across The Netherlands. The Area9 Rhapsode Learner interface and all learning content will be in Dutch. EMC Performance helps organizations achieve their objectives by supporting employees and managers in [...]

CM Labs to Showcase Driver Simulators at I/ITSEC

By | November 11th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations Inc. announced that Vortex Studio product demos, including enhanced driver training simulators, will be present on two partner booths at I/ITSEC 2019, which takes place from December 2-6 in Orlando, Florida. At the influential military tradeshow, CM Labs will exhibit the advanced-physical realism, ease of deployment, and simulation-enhancing capabilities that are offered through the real-time, system-level simulation software. Vortex Studio is a COTS real-time [...]

Carnegie Mellon University, ANSYS Expand Engineering Education

By | November 1st, 2019|

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and ANSYS are expanding their partnership to transform the future of engineering and research by enabling budding engineers to usher in the next industrial revolution with the opening of ANSYS Hall. The rapid transformation of manufacturing and product innovation – the next industrial revolution – is underway, and engineers are using simulation to increase innovation, lower cycle times and increase quality with unprecedented [...]

VirTra Wins Patents for TASER Training and Simulating Firearms

By | October 31st, 2019|

VirTra Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company two new patents: patent 10,438,503, which relates to VirTra’s TASER cartridge kits, and patent 10,436,539, which relates to mechanical malfunction of real firearms used in simulation training. Based on the parameters of patent 10,438,503, VirTra is the only company in the United States that can produce or sell a specially triggered training [...]

Federal Law Enforcement Places Order for VirTra Simulators

By | October 29th, 2019|

VirTra Inc. has received an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) for VirTra’s newest ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K simulators. FLETC will be the first agency to receive VirTra’s new UHD simulators. The new simulators utilize 4K resolution projectors and more accurately reproduce objects, visual details, body language and non-verbal threat cues. These enhancements enable officers to train to recognize and [...]

Microsoft Announces New Capabilities for IoT

By | October 28th, 2019|

Microsoft Corp. announced new capabilities that further simplify the customer journey and deliver highly secured IoT solutions. These solutions help customers embrace IoT as a core strategy to drive better business outcomes, improve safety and address social issues by predicting and preventing equipment failures, optimizing smart buildings for space utilization and energy management, improving patient outcomes and worker safety, tracking assets across a supply chain, and more. The [...]

UEI College Launches New Electrician Technician Program

By | October 25th, 2019|

UEI College, the West Covina Vocational and Trade School, is growing with the addition of a new Electrician Technician training program at the West Covina campus. "UEI College's new electrician technician program is a timely answer to a growing need for trained electrician professionals," said J.C. Rivas, campus president. "As home and business construction grows, there is a corresponding need for electricians that can care for and [...]

VirTra Receives $2.3M Follow-On Order for Law Enforcement

By | October 23rd, 2019|

VirTra Inc. has received a $2.3 million follow-on order from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide Arizona law enforcement organizations with VirTra’s judgmental use-of-force training and firearms simulators, including virtual firing ranges. In 2016, the Arizona DPS placed an $2.1-million order with VirTra for V-300 simulators, which the company delivered to seven separate law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Under the terms of this [...]

Delaware Innovates to Build Strong Talent Pipeline

By | October 22nd, 2019|

High school students in Delaware are getting a jump start on careers in growing fields including health care, hospitality, advanced manufacturing and biomedical science. The Delaware Pathways program is part of the national Pathways to Prosperity Network aimed at preparing students for a secondary education and careers in high-demand fields. Delaware Pathways was created to help fulfill the Delaware Promise: By 2025, 65 percent of Delaware's workforce [...]

VirTra Launches Driving Simulators for US Law Enforcement

By | October 18th, 2019|

VirTra Inc. will be introducing driving simulators specifically designed for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference in Chicago, Illinois. These simulators have been specifically designed to fit the unique needs of U.S. Law Enforcement. The hig- definition environments and decision-making objectives ensure that the focus of training is on the driver’s cognitive learning and decision-making rather than just the operation of a vehicle. The V-DTS combines [...]

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Aberdeen Drilling School to open four new training centres

By | October 16th, 2019|

  Aberdeen Drilling School (ADS) is inventing more than £1 million to open four new training centres in RelyOn Nutec facilities by the end of the year. The move comes after a fifty percent increase in contract wins in the past six months, said ADS, which is part of the RelyOn Nutec group. The new centres are in Houston, U.S., Cuidad del Carmen in Mexico and Bergen [...]

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Varjo Announces Two New Human-Eye Resolution HMDs

By | October 15th, 2019|

Varjo Technologies has doubled its product line offerings with two new state-of-the-art VR headsets – the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. These two new products (in addition to the VR-1 and XR-1) are part of Varjo’s ‘Resolution Revolution’, a product line committed to delivering human eye-resolution (over 60 PPD) and fidelity to the professional market. Both the VR-2 and the higher-end VR-2 Pro include support for SteamVR [...]

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Australian miners Byrnecut partner with Immersive on training technology

By | October 8th, 2019|

Australian underground mining contractor Byrnecut have partnered with Immersive Technologies to fit its technical training centre with new simulators. Immersive has installed two IM360-B simulators to the Perth facility. It also delivered machine modules for a CAT Truck and LHD, Sandvik Truck and LHD and Epiroc (Atlas Copco) Truck. Some 350 new and experienced staff have gone through the centre in the last nine months. "The establishment [...]

CM Labs Hosts Webinar on Reducing Safety Risks

By | October 8th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST to show how simulation-based tools are helping to reduce the safety risks associated with operator training, while at the same time lowering training costs by up to 75 percent. The webinar will be presented by Drew Carruthers, director, Training Solutions, CM Labs Simulations, and the topics include simulation technology, work site [...]

Miller Fabrication Solutions Inspires New Generation of Manufacturers

By | September 30th, 2019|

Miller Fabrication Solutions will offer free plant tours to the general public as part of its involvement in the national Manufacturing Day celebration on Friday, October 4. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT at its two Brookville, Pennsylvania locations, Sandy Lick and Maplevale. Guests will be able to watch demonstrations of the fabrication of large metal parts, including robotic and [...]

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Alcoa to use VR training at its Australian alumina refineries

By | September 26th, 2019|

  Aluminium producers Alcoa will use virtual reality to prepare staff for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia. The company has developed a training module, with a replica of one of Alcoa's refinery sub-stations, to simulate how to safely isolate electrical switches to avoid arc flash incidents. “With safety being our top priority, this training allows our employees to experience high-risk hazards and the [...]

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CNC Machines Annual Skills-Gap Scholarship Now Open

By | September 25th, 2019|

CNC Machines is accepting applications for a $2500 scholarship for students pursuing a certification, certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related area of study. The company introduced the CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program in 2018 and awarded its first round of scholarships earlier this year. The amount of the award has increased to from $2,000 to $2,500 since then. Over the past several years, the [...]

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Serious Labs Awarded for Safety Innovation

By | September 24th, 2019|

At the recent Access Lift and Handler (ALH) Conference and Awards, Serious Labs’ new ESP Scoring software feature won the Access Safety Award for enhancing the safety of the industry. A new feature of the Serious Labs MEWP VR Operator Training Simulator, ESP Scoring is a scoring system designed to translate standardized training metrics into practical terms to better communicate the value of simulator training. “Being able [...]

Emerson Partners with San Jacinto College

By | September 23rd, 2019|

Emerson has helped design, equip and provide training tools for San Jacinto College’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET), designed to empower students of all levels with the skills and training needed to support careers in petrochemical and refining industries. The new, 151,000-square-foot complex is the largest petrochemical training facility along the Texas Gulf Coast. The industry estimates it will need to replace as many [...]

Omexom Enhances Processes with SightCall Visual Assistance

By | September 20th, 2019|

SightCall and Omexom are collaborating to enhance field operations and worksite safety with (Augmented Reality) AR-powered video calls. Omexom has now implemented SightCall across a variety of business units including software, nuclear power plants, hydro dams and electrical substations. “SightCall has enabled us to realize new efficiencies and digitally transform processes that previously required manual solutions,” stated Arnaud Banner, Technical and Innovation director, at Omexom. “The ability [...]

Kalamazoo Valley Community College to Host Skilled Trades Expo

By | September 19th, 2019|

West Michigan students, parents, teachers and employers are invited to attend a Skilled Trades Expo on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. The event is free and open to the public between 4-7 p.m. A sizable professional trades shortage exists in Michigan and is expected to continue through 2024. Professional trades will account for more than 500,000 jobs in the Michigan [...]

CM Labs Hosting Webinar on Work Site Safety

By | September 18th, 2019|

CM Labs is hosting a webinar on Oct 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST to show how simulation-based tools are helping to reduce the safety risks associated with operator training, while at the same time lowering training costs by up to 75 percent. Drew Carruthers, director, Training Solutions, CM Labs Simulations, will be the presenter. Topics of the webinar include simulation technology, work site safety and operational [...]

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Advanced Training Systems Expands With New Facility

By | September 17th, 2019|

With an increasing nationwide demand for its high-tech simulators and driver training methodology, Advanced Training Systems (ATS) recently expanded with the opening of an additional facility in Vista, California. The new facility will house an enhanced simulator research, development and simulator-based training facility. The company’s current headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida. “Virtual reality simulation is able to train and assess, objectively, driver performance, whereas traditional driver [...]

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MASA Group to showcase its AI-based M&S software

By | September 17th, 2019|

  Training and simulation specialists, MASA Group will showcase its AI-based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software and expertise for the defence market at a range of upcoming events. MASA will exhibit SYNERGY & XVR at Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers (exhibition for Firefighters) during September 18-21 in Vannes, France. Strategic partner XVR is a leading supplier of first responder training solutions. MASA is becoming more active in the [...]

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Varjo Accelerates Global Expansion with US Headquarters

By | September 12th, 2019|

Varjo announced the opening of its US headquarters in the Washington D.C. area. The company, which is celebrating three years of business this month, has seen unprecedented momentum to date in the industrial virtual reality space, having brought to market the human-eye resolution headset (Varjo VR-1); launched a reseller program for local, on-the-ground customer support of its VR-1 device; and announced several integrations with software partners in [...]

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Varjo VR-1 Integrates with UNIGINE

By | September 12th, 2019|

Real-time 3D engine UNIGINE has announced support for the Varjo VR-1 in its 2.9 release. UNIGINE is a global company focused on real-time 3D technologies, delivering industrial solutions for simulation, visualization, scientific research, virtual reality systems and more. Current industry use cases for UNIGINE include safer training for transport; readiness of first responders; visualization of projects in fast, real-time 3D; and virtual exploration of inaccessible or hostile [...]

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Construction sector in New Zealand looks to VR for training

By | September 12th, 2019|

In a bid to boost training and employment opportunities, the construction sector in New Zealand is using VR technology. The Ministry of Social Development has partnered with Joy Business Academy (JBA) to develop the Skills for Industry Virtual Reality Training and Employment Tool. Its aim is to improve job opportunities and help employers in the construction sector, upskilling people anytime and anywhere. "Jobseekers can try out tasks [...]

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CM Labs Introduces New Crane Simulator Training

By | September 10th, 2019|

CM Labs’ new Mobile Crane Training Pack features new assessment tools and training exercises, including the industry’s only tandem lift exercise for mobile cranes. The tandem lift exercise teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected in a multi-machine virtual environment. This type of team-based training can be difficult [...]

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CM Labs Announces Major Updates to Vortex Studio

By | September 4th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations announced Vortex Studio 2019b, a major version update to Vortex Studio. Adding features that strategically enhance the capabilities of Vortex Studio, this latest update makes it easier-than-ever for users to install, build, test, and deploy high-fidelity real-time simulation. CM Labs announced a new, expanded Deformable Terrain zone with features that go beyond digging and pushing soil. While still allowing the deformation of a given [...]

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RGU brings world-first decom simulator to SPE Offshore Europe

By | September 4th, 2019|

  Visitors to this week's SPE Offshore Europe can try out a suite of simulators, including the DRILLSIM:5000 Decom Simulator. The DRILLSIM:5000, and the associated software which it runs, is a world-first. It supports decommissioning activities in the UK from its home at Robert Green University in Aberdeen, Scotland. A collaboration between RGU, OGTC, KCA Deutag and Drilling Systems, the simulator focuses on well-plugging and abandonment (P&A). [...]

Schneider Electric Strengthens College of Southern Nevada Partnership

By | August 30th, 2019|

Schneider Electric announced a $100,000 donation to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Foundation, contributing to a $3-million challenge match issued by the Engelstad Family Foundation, to support the new CSN and Nevada State College Engelstad Health Sciences building on CSN's Henderson Campus. "Support for the CSN Foundation from corporate partners is vital to our ability to generate the world class technicians and professionals desperately needed by [...]

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BHP miners trial virtual reality trainer

By | August 29th, 2019|

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance is trialing the use of virtual reality headsets to prepare miners for life underground at its Broadmeadow Mine in Queensland, Australia. The technology allows miners to enter a safe, simulated Broadmeadow Mine and test their responses to hazards. "Virtual reality will revolutionize the way underground miners are taught about safety," said Nathan Parsons, Manager for Special Projects at Broadmeadow Mine. "Up until now, the [...]

KBC Announces Strategic Partnership with AVGI

By | August 29th, 2019|

KBC (A Yokogawa Company) is extending its engineering simulation capabilities through a strategic partnership with AVGI, a source of simulation and optimization software for modeling olefin technologies. The software solution will deliver capital efficient plant design and optimization through end-to-end modeling of integrated oil refining, aromatics, and steam cracking complexes. Petrochemical demand growth is rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil consumption. The International Energy Agency [...]

CS Energy Wins Award for Promoting Culture of Safety

By | August 28th, 2019|

CS Energy (formerly Conti Solar) won the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate, for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries during calendar year 2018. Part of the 91st Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate is awarded to “an establishment that has participated in the program for three consecutive calendar years.” Recipients must have previously received [...]

BMA Trials Virtual Reality to Prepare Miners

By | August 28th, 2019|

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)'s Broadmeadow Mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin is changing the way it prepares its people for the underground mining experience, using virtual reality to teach operators about the hazards and risks before stepping foot underground. The technology immerses the operator in a simulated underground environment, where miners can be trained in real life scenarios and test their responses to hazards in a safe environment. [...]

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RENK AG invests in Modest Tree

By | August 26th, 2019|

RENK AG (RENK), a manufacturer of drivetrain technologies, has announced a strategic investment in Modest Tree Media Inc. (Modest Tree), which developes extended reality (XR) applications and software to create immersive training solutions without coding. Modest Tree is well-known for delivering advanced applications for industrial workplace training and marketing to global enterprise clients. Recognized as a technology leader in the North American market, Modest Tree is currently [...]

Students to Graduate from First HVAC Boot Camp

By | August 23rd, 2019|

Bevill State Community College (BSCC) announced the graduation of students from the first HVAC Boot Camp held at the Bevill State/Alabama Power HVAC Training Center. The graduation will be on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at noon. The ceremony will take place at the HVAC Training Facility located at 3711 Industrial Court, Jasper, Alabama. The HVAC-R Summer Boot Camp is an accelerated non-credit training program that teaches technical [...]

One Energy Funds More Than $200K in Scholarships

By | August 21st, 2019|

One Energy Enterprises, an industrial power company, has funded a total of $210,000 in scholarships to local students since the inception of its Megawatt Scholarship program four years ago. Submissions are now being accepted for the next round of Megawatt Scholarships. One Energy installs utility-scale wind turbines at commercial and manufacturing facilities, and with each turbine it builds, One Energy offers a $5,000 annual scholarship in conjunction [...]

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Bublar Group to provide fire fighting simulator for Norwegian Railway Operator

By | August 21st, 2019|

Vobling AB have agreed a deal to develop a VR fire fighting simulator for Nordic railway operator, Vy. The simulator will be run with HTC Vive Pro Eye and be used for staff training. "The VR-technology gives as an extraordinary way to simulate different scenarios and train our personnel in a safe and scalable environment," said Ole Johnny Haugen, Head of Development at Vy Competence Center. "The [...]

Construction Education Foundation Releases Updated Curricula

By | August 20th, 2019|

NCCER recently released the following training curricula: Project Management; Pipefitting Levels 1 – 4; Maritime Electrical Levels 1 – 4; Maritime Welding Levels 1 – 3; and Maritime Welding Aluminum Welding. Project Management and Pipefitting now offer downloadable lesson plans, and all of the curricula provides ADA-compliant PowerPoint presentations, which are organized by modules. NCCER develops and distributes its curricula in partnership with textbook publisher Pearson and [...]

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Current Builders Training Program Alleviates Construction Shortage

By | August 19th, 2019|

The national labor shortage is hitting the construction industry with an especially hard punch, but South Florida’s Current Builders has developed a transformative program to help alleviate the crisis. CB University is a free, bilingual, in-house program that educates motivated workers who want to advance to the next level. The general contractor recently announced the addition of an NCCER Master Trainer and four NCCER Certified Teachers to [...]

NuScale and Partner Universities Win DOE Grants

By | August 16th, 2019|

NuScale Power announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three grants to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator at Oregon State University, Texas A&M University-College Station and the University of Idaho. When completed, the simulator facilities will be used for research, education, K-12 outreach and public advocacy regarding nuclear power and small modular reactor (SMR) technology. “These simulator facilities will create [...]

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Proforma Affiliate Owner Wins $6M Nuclear Power Training Contract

By | August 15th, 2019|

Rich Mitchell, owner of ProMediaAspire, has secured a $6-million contract with a nuclear power company across 13 of their nuclear generation stations. The contract provides a format to train workers through the use of cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR) technology to help reduce health risks to employees. Mitchell is utilizing VR 3D modelling to create virtual rooms and floor plans of nuclear power plants that will be used [...]

Micromeritics Launches MLC Online Instrument Training

By | August 14th, 2019|

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation (Micromeritics) launched its Micromeritics Learning Center (MLC) Online Instrument Training eLearning Platform. The Company is currently offering free e-learning courses on AccuPyc II 1340 (PC and Keypad), GeoPyc 1365 (Envelope and T.A.P. Density), and MIC SAS 5800. “Micromeritics has established a long history of training customers. These activities include onsite training at the customer’s facility and at the Micromeritics corporate headquarters in Norcross, Gorgia, [...]

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VR training comes aboard for Dubai bus drivers

By | August 14th, 2019|

  Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is introducing VR training for its bus drivers, the first Middle East government entity to do so. The RTA said VR technology was being integrated to improve driver standards and provide a better customer service. "RTA will use VR technology in basic and follow-up training courses," said Abdullah Al Meer, Director of Drivers Affairs at RTA’s Public Transport Agency. "It [...]

GSE Systems Delivers and Commissions Full-Scope Simulators

By | August 13th, 2019|

GSE Systems Inc. has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s new Operations Training Centers. These new simulators reflect Southern’s commitment to modernize, optimize and expand their fleet’s operator training program. This Southern Nuclear project is the largest single nuclear simulator project in the U.S. in the past 30 years and included three new replica simulators for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric [...]

AR training programme arrives at new London station

By | August 13th, 2019|

Staff at a new HS2 and Crossrail train station will undergo an AR training programme to prepare them for life at what is expected to be one of London's busiest interchanges. Old Oak Common station in west London, which is expected to serve around 275,000 passengers every day when it opens in 2026, will be created in AR so that staff can familiarize themselves with its inner [...]

Texas Governor Announces $5.2M Grants For Workforce Training

By | August 12th, 2019|

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced more than $5.2 million in Texas Talent Connection grants to 15 innovative workforce skills training and job placement programs across the state. These competitive grant awards, administered by the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism division, support innovative education and workforce skills training programs that lead to successful job placement, increased wages, and improved job retention, as [...]

Tigo’s Rapid Shutdown Solutions in Online Training

By | August 9th, 2019|

Tigo will feature its rapid shutdown solutions in the new online solar installation safety training by Solar Energy International (SEI), a worldwide educational nonprofit offering technical solar energy training. SEI is expanding its PV safety curriculum to include large photovoltaic installation sites. The curriculum will feature a cost-effective UL-certified rapid shutdown solution from Tigo's TS4 Platform, the TS4-F (Fire Safety). The TS4-F is available as an integrated [...]

Republic of Congo, ROSATOM Sign Roadmap

By | August 9th, 2019|

Russia and the Republic of Congo signed the roadmap to foster establishing cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. ROSATOM Deputy Director General – Director of International Affairs Department Nikolay Spassky signed the roadmap on behalf of The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Congo in the Russian Federation David Maduka – on [...]

Ørsted Invests $4.5M in off shore wind education

By | August 8th, 2019|

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced that Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource – the team behind the Revolution Wind project – have pledged $4.5 million to support offshore wind education and supply chain development for the growing offshore wind industry in Rhode Island. "Ørsted and Eversource's commitments, as part of their Revolution Wind offshore wind farm, will expand our efforts already underway to build our talent pool [...]

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VIA launches Mobile360 Mining Kit

By | August 7th, 2019|

VIA Technologies Inc. has launched the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit, a complete ruggedized system that reduces injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions in hazardous mining and quarry environments. Drivers can benefit from enhanced situational awareness with a live 360-degree video stream of the vehicle exterior, plus customization options for Blind Spot and Front Collision Detection. “The VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit enables mining and quarry operators to improve [...]

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CITB to bring more people into construction careers

By | August 6th, 2019|

CITB to bring more people into construction careers CITB will target more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers. Construction output is expected to grow by 1.3 percent per year with 168,500 jobs created by 2023, challenging employers to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds. Just 16 percent of construction employees are female, and 7 percent BAME, partly because construction firms rely on [...]

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders

By | August 1st, 2019|

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders Nuclear power. Rail. Construction. Oil & gas. Aviation. Healthcare. Renewable energy. Defence. Maritime. First responders. What do they have in common? They are all safety-critical sectors requiring highly skilled personnel. And they are all facing rapid, disruptive change in their domains, driven by inexorable digitisation and automation, budget pressures and a multi-generational workforce with differing learning styles. Thought leaders and subject experts representing [...]

Serious Labs develops PAL+ VR training modules

By | July 24th, 2019|

Serious Labs develops PAL+ VR training modules At the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) INNOVATE event in Chicago, Serious Labs announced it is working in conjunction with IPAF to develop PAL+ VR training modules. PAL+ training, which can be completed for the first time on a VR (virtual reality) simulator, tests existing Powered Access Licensed-Registration (PAL) Card holders at a more advanced level than required [...]

Shell works with EON Reality for VR

By | July 22nd, 2019|

Shell has announced that its Digital Realities team will work with EON Reality to adopt mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions across the global business. This led to extensive testing of Virtual Trainer (VT), part of the EON Reality connected learning AVR platform. The AVR Platform provides Shell a central delivery platform, allowing knowledge transfer through experiential training in VR and will support multiple [...]

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Next five years in construction is critical

By | July 19th, 2019|

A new report published by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) shows that construction can reap major rewards from digital skills and technology, but only if it takes decisive action in the next five years. CITB's report, Evolution or Revolution?, looks at a range of scenarios for the pace of technological change in construction, which will inform the forthcoming CLC Future Skills Plan. The research finds that as [...]

STARK Learning selects VE Studio for VR training solutions

By | July 17th, 2019|

The DiSTI Corporation announced that STARK Learning, headquartered in the Netherlands, is the newest VE Studio Certified Solutions Partner. STARK Learning specializes in creating innovative digital learning solutions for industrial, energy and education sectors. According to Milan Vogelaar, managing director of STARK Learning, “we are experiencing growing demand from enterprise customers wanting to implement virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to improve skills, operational, and maintenance [...]

Mission Room and NTAR announce new partnership

By | July 16th, 2019|

The partnership will involve Mission Room supplying technology to enable NTAR to capture 360-degree videos of real world situations, produce immersive training media, and let students experience this in a 3-meter cube Mission Room Arena system. Mission Room will work with NTAR to evolve the company’s immersive training solutions and develop further innovations to the training offering. This will ensure that NTAR maintains a lead in the [...]

First STRS Attracts Cross-Sector Training Leaders

By | July 16th, 2019|

Nuclear power. Rail. Construction. Oil & gas. Aviation. Healthcare. Renewable energy. Defence. Maritime. First responders. What do they have in common? They are all safety-critical sectors requiring highly skilled personnel. And they are all facing rapid, disruptive change in their domains, driven by inexorable digitisation and automation, budget pressures and a multi-generational workforce with differing learning styles. Thought leaders and subject experts representing these varied industries came [...]

Oceaneering leverages Vortex Studio for subsea simulations

By | July 9th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations Inc. announced that Oceaneering Inc., has successfully integrated Vortex Studio into its planning and prototyping workflows for offshore tools, which will reduce the company’s training times and increase mission readiness. With clients looking for a long-term partner to deliver safe and stable maintenance operations for multiple-years to decades at a time, Oceaneering’s Digital Innovation Design Team was tasked with reassuring potential customers through simulation-based [...]

Series B Round allows RealWear to expand distribution

By | July 9th, 2019|

RealWear Inc. announced an $80-million Series B financing round. RealWear will use the funds, which are a combination of equity and debt, to continue market expansion and accelerate its platform development. RealWear teamed with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to architect an investment syndicate led by Teradyne Inc. (TER), and includes Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC (QCOM), Kopin Corporation (KOPN), and investors from JPMorgan’s (JPM) Private Bank. RealWear [...]

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VSTEP launches next-generation safety trainer Response Simulator

By | July 8th, 2019|

VSTEP has released Response Simulator (RS), an advanced virtual training platform. The new system will provide even more benefits to users by further expanding the safety training capabilities. RS builds on VSTEP’s previous incident command simulator RescueSim by setting and enabling a much wider range of training options. The platform will not only accommodate incident command training as a system, but can also be expanded to many [...]

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Immersion chosen to equip French market with Varjo VR-1

By | July 8th, 2019|

Varjo announced the official launch of its local reseller network for the first human-eye resolution virtual reality (VR) device, the Varjo VR-1. The company has chosen Immersion to equip the French market. Varjo’s local resellers will play a key role in introducing the product – designed solely for professionals in industrial design and architecture, training and simulation, as well as research – to companies and research institutions [...]

Serious Labs to demo Serious:XR training platform at bauma

By | July 8th, 2019|

Serious Labs will provide a sneak peek of its latest emerging technology product, Serious:XR, at bauma in Munich, Germany, from April 8-14. Serious Labs will offer demos of the Extended Reality (XR) platform, as well as its Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) VR training simulator and Overhead Crane VR training simulator on stand 7 C2:226 in bauma’s Canadian Pavilion. The new XR collaborative worksite platform is designed [...]

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TANTRUM Lab develops VR Rigger training system

By | July 1st, 2019|

TANTRUM Lab has combined its VR (virtual reality) Crane training simulator with a Rigger VR training experience to develop the TANTRUM Lab VR Rigger training system. The VR Rigger training system uses the same environments as the VR Crane operator and provides an opportunity for the trainees to view lifts from the ground, giving a rigger’s perspective on what may be happening during lifts. The program’s 33 [...]

CM Labs launches collaborative Crawler Crane training solution

By | June 26th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations released a collaborative learning solution that engages two trainees simultaneously. Built into CM Labs’ Crawler Crane Training Pack, this new simulation-based training solution teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected on the network. The Crawler Crane Training Pack can be deployed in multiple configurations, with [...]

GlobalSim completes Full Mission crane simulator installation

By | June 25th, 2019|

GlobalSim Inc. has completed the installation of a Full Mission crane simulator for the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore at the Port of Baltimore. The simulator is now fully operational and will be used for training operators for the STS Cranes, RTG Cranes and Ship Pedestal cranes. Ports America Chesapeake vice president Bayard Hogans said, “This simulator conforms to the exact specifications of our large berth-side cranes [...]

CM Labs and Antycip form partnership

By | June 25th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations has established a presence in Europe by partnering with Antycip Simulation. CM Labs now has a presence in Antycip’s offices in the UK, France and Italy. The company’s headquarters will remain in Montreal, Canada. Through the partnership, CM Labs now provides local training throughout Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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Serious Labs, Skyjack develop VR scissor lift simulator

By | June 19th, 2019|

Serious Labs and Skyjack have developed a new virtual reality (VR) scissor lift operator training simulator. The scissor lift training scenarios, developed through guidance with Skyjack, will take the operator through realistic exercises of driving, turning, lifting and lowering. The scenarios will support a “generic” style of scissor lift – one diesel rough terrain and one electric slab – and provide the same feel and balance as [...]

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Serious Labs launches Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator

By | June 19th, 2019|

Serious Labs launched its new Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator. The simulator combines Serious Labs’ new scissor lift modules with its boom lift modules to provide a comprehensive aerial operator training solution for the rental industry. “The labor force is changing,” said Jim Colvin, CEO, Serious Labs. “Millennials are entering the workforce and they prefer to learn in a different way. Immersive VR simulations provide the perfect [...]

Siemens digitalizes maintenance training with DiSTI

By | June 19th, 2019|

Modern technical training is evolving at a breakneck pace – but the difficulty of creating, maintaining and delivering that training remains the same. There is intense demand for more effective training, provided globally at a lower cost to the business. Yesterday’s “death by PowerPoint” is being replaced by immersive virtual training that provides on-demand asynchronous delivery, which delivers an immersive experience that creates muscle memory and improves [...]

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Wärtsilä Software in Maritime Simulation Centre

By | June 10th, 2019|

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply and configure the software solutions for a new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built simulation centre being constructed near Portsmouth, England. The centre is an expansion of the Maritime Skills Academy’s (MSA) training portfolio serving the Solent region, and is designed to meet the specific simulation training requirements of cruise, ferry and superyacht clients. The software is developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, who [...]

DiSTI to integrate VE Studio with Siemens’ Teamcenter

By | June 4th, 2019|

A new agreement between DiSTI and Siemens PLM Software enables the integration of DiSTI’s VE Studio with Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter portfolio to automate training and field service content development. “Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies are transforming the way our customers want to train and equip their workforce. Companies want to be able to leverage their investments in their content and reduce the cost of developing and [...]

Varjo releases video-pass-through headset XR – 1

By | May 31st, 2019|

Varjo Technologies has developed a new headset named XR-1 Developer Edition. Shipping XR-1 to mixed reality developers, designers and researchers is expected in the second half of 2019. The XR-1 is capable of delivering photorealistic image quality with integrated eye tracking. It is the culmination of two and a half years of intensive R&D. The XR-1 enables the real and the virtual to achieve true visual parity [...]

  • British Army selects BISim for VR pilot programme 

British Army selects BISim for VR pilot programme 

By | February 5th, 2019|

The British Army has awarded a contract to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) to demonstrate the art of using virtual reality, machine learning and cloud computing for the Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP). The pilot programme has been made available through the Defence Innovation Fund, MOD investment into innovation. BISim will work under the VR In-Land Training (VRLT) Pilot Programme, a British Army CTTP initiative charged [...]

Serious Play offers two conferences

By | January 24th, 2019|

Serious Play Events, featuring more than 80 sessions by the global thought leaders driving and expanding the study of games and simulations to improve learning and research, will gather at two separate conferences in 2019: Wednesday – Friday, July 10-12 at University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) Wednesday – Friday, July 24-26 at the University of Central Florida (UCF)’s new downtown campus in Orlando The use [...]

ECS enhances military medical trainer with HaptX

By | January 23rd, 2019|

Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) works with HaptX, to provide enhanced military medical virtual reality training. ECS has enhanced its Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation (TC3Sim) medical trainer to incorporate a sense of touch in training scenarios to improve realism and training by using the HaptX Gloves Development Kit, an industrial-grade product for advanced simulation in virtual reality. HaptX Gloves enable users to experience virtual simulations [...]

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AMC announces winners of command safety awards

By | January 23rd, 2019|

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Safety is often measured by a lack of bad things happening, but at the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Soldiers and civilians are being recognized for their contributions to being proactive in preventing accidents. For William Zaharis, Safety Director, Army Materiel Command, the Safety Awards are a way to recognize the workforce for acts that may otherwise go unnoticed. "What really gets safety [...]

  • Operative Experience to launch TCCS Plus

Operative Experience to launch TCCS Plus

By | January 22nd, 2019|

Operative Experience Inc. (OEI) announced the launch of TCCS Plus, a military-grade, high-fidelity simulator designed to provide hyper-real, clinically-responsive trauma training for combat medics on the battlefield as well as civilian first responders in active shooter and other mass casualty scenarios. The simulator provides training for forward deployed medical personnel encountering casualties in austere environments that require prolonged medical care while awaiting evacuation. Its clinical capabilities [...]

  • Remograph releases Remo 3D v2.8

Remograph releases Remo 3D v2.8

By | January 2nd, 2019|

Remograph announced the release of Remo 3D v2.8. Remo 3D is an effective tool for creating and modifying 3D models intended for real-time visualization. The primary file format is OpenFlight. Remo 3D is currently available for Microsoft Windows 10, 8, or 7 and Linux. This new 2.8 version of Remo 3D brings support for OpenSceneGraph 3.6.3, a new preview animation feature, and other various [...]

  • Inzpire Limited delivers GECO System

Inzpire Limited delivers GECO System

By | January 2nd, 2019|

Inzpire Limited completed deliveries of its GECO System to U.K. Ministry of Defence Apache, Chinook, Merlin and Bell helicopter forces following its competition for the Cockpit Situational Awareness Tool (CSAT) Programme. Since the contract award in May 2018, Inzpire has delivered GECO Systems and associated operator training for personnel based at Wattisham, Middle Wallop, Odiham, Culdrose, Akrotiri and Brunei under the CSAT Programme. The system [...]

  • Dubai Municipality launches training centre using Virtual Reality Environment

Dubai Municipality launches training centre using Virtual Reality Environment

By | December 18th, 2018|

DUBAI, 18th December, 2018 (WAM) -- Dawoud Al Hajiri, Director-General of the Dubai Municipality, on Monday launched a smart training centre, which offers hands-on training using the Virtual Reality Environment. The Smart Training Hub, supervised by the municipality’s Geographic Information Systems Centre, is considered the first-of-a-kind in the Middle East for the city planning and engineering industry. With the Smart Training Hub, the municipality aims [...]

  • See, feel, train – new HandsOn.surgery virtual surgical simulator

See, feel, train – new HandsOn.surgery virtual surgical simulator

By | December 14th, 2018|

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS unveiled the prototype of a virtual surgery trainer at MEDICA 2018 in November. “HandsOn.surgery” helps surgeons prepare for individual patient cases prior to surgery, and enables them to practice the surgery. Both the surgical placement of implantable hearing aids and the surgical treatment of tumor diseases require milling the petrosal bone. Operations on the petrosal bone [...]

  • New Software from Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training

New Software from Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training

By | December 12th, 2018|

Kitware added to its collection of open source toolkits with the first release of the interactive Medical Simulation Toolkit (iMSTK). The toolkit offers manufacturers and researchers all the software components they need to build and test virtual simulators for medical training and planning. “iMSTK, which we’ve been developing in close collaboration with Professor Suvranu De’s research center — the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging [...]

Virgin Australia to open new pilot training centre

By | November 21st, 2018|

Virgin Australia has announced it will be opening a world-class pilot training centre in Tamworth. The Tamworth Regional Council chose Virgin Australia Group as the airline to establish the training centre in the New South Wales city. “We are delighted to have been chosen by Tamworth Regional Council, and for the Virgin Australia Group to establish an Aviation Centre of Excellence,” Virgin Australia Group CEO and [...]