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The training solution allows global manufacturer, Morgan PLC, to virtually simulate dangerous situations that could occur when operating heavy machinery such as circular saws, lathes or other cutting equipment. Employees following incorrect procedure will witness first-hand the consequences allowing Morgan PLC to effectively train staff and dramatically reduce the risk of any serious injury in real-life.
The software, which is integrated with an HTC Vive headset, allows employees to immerse themselves into a virtual reality similar to their everyday working environments. The programme is full of distractions and includes an exact replica of their factory floor, to recreate potentially dangerous scenarios without exposing employees to the risks whilst training.
The project is unique in that it uses Leap Motion technology, which is a computer vision sensor device to scan the users hands into the virtual envinroment in real time. Users can grab pick up and interact with virtual items with natural hand gestures.
The injury prevention software will not only be available to new trainees, but existing staff as complenceny has been found to be one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace.
Ben Bennett, Managing Director of Luminous Group said: “Virtual reality is opening up very real solutions to a range of industries’ issues, allowing companies to give real world experiences during training without exposing staff to the risk. Virtual reality takes training leaps beyond presentations and workshops by exposing employees to the true risks and consequences if a procedure isn’t carried out correctly.
“It’s only a matter of time before more companies will use virtual reality to implement training strategies and it’s exciting to see a company the size of Morgan PLC taking a lead in the industry.”
Finlay Graham of Morgan PLC said: “We take health and safety practice incredibly seriously and there’s no doubt that virtual reality is the future of the industry. We’re excited to be working with Luminous to give our employees the safest possible training solution within a work environment.”
“Luminous Group will be at the forefront of this virtual revolution, they have been terrific to work with and we’re really impressed with the solution they’ve developed for us.”
The newest health and safety feature follows a ‘ThinkSafe’ initiative Morgan PLC implemented to create a solution to any potential health and safety risks. Each of Morgan’s factories include one of these ‘ThinkSafe’ sections, which allows employees to learn regulations and safeguards by visiting one of these corners of the workplace.
Luminous Group look set for a successful 2019 as the group are set to launch an enviromental monitoring platform for the food industry that uses the latest in cloud computing, mixed reality and artificial intelligence to drastically de-risk food safety.
More information on Luminous Group and the solutions they can deliver can be found at www.luminousgroup.co.uk.
More information on Morgan PLC can be found at http://www.morganadvancedmaterials.com/
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About Luminous Group
Luminous Group are cross reality experts based in the North East of England. The group works work with leadings blue chip clients to leverage the latest 3D imaging and mixed reality technologies to drive better outcomes, achieve greater efficiency and generate unprecedented capabilities across training, operation and maintenance of complex business environments.
About Morgan PLC
Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials business. We apply world-class materials science and manufacturing expertise to solve technical challenges that our customers face every day.
We work in the electronics, energy, healthcare, industrial, petrochemical,
security and transport markets, forming close collaborative relationships with our customers. Morgan is a global leader in materials science and application engineering.