Client: Virtually There
Australian VR company, Virtually There, have integrated haptic feedback and wrist tracking to provide trainees within the meat processing industry with a full sensory experience.
The gloves are being used in VR training scenarios in which trainees must follow instructions to slice different cuts of meat. The goal is to provide companies with an environment where new employees can safely practice slicing the pieces of meat without the risk of any waste, health or safety issues.
Training in VR with haptic gloves accelerates the process of obtaining the required practical skills within the industry. Previously, VR training in the meat processing industry was performed using solely VR controllers. Despite providing a cost-effective solution, the training severely lacked realism, as trainees were forced to perform tasks with unnatural interactions. The addition of haptic gloves to the virtual training means that trainees are now able to use their hands to complete their virtual tasks rather than just simple controllers.
The combination of force feedback and vibrotactile feedback means that trainees are able to feel the tools they are using in VR and complete each task in a realistic way. The addition of the sense of touch, provides a fully immersive experience for the trainee, increasing muscle memory and speeding up the training process.