One obvious benefit of virtual reality(VR), is traveling across the world without having without investing in a plane ticket. This is great for businesses in tourism, which would allow people to virtually visit locations of interests, instead of viewing flat 2D photos. Training in VR also provides safe laces for people to learn in. Very useful for dangerous environments. Most importantly, absorbing information in VR would is more natural than looking at flat images or tons of text. VR incorporates all this and more, allowing us to interact in the digital world as we would in the physical world.
RiVR is amongst the VR studios who understands the impact of VR. Especially when it comes to enhancing the way we learn, train and educate ourselves. One of the objectives of RiVR is to produce photorealistic scenarios within various immersive digital environments for training in VR. The studio has 5 years of experience working organizations to develop immersive training exercises with professionally instructed outcomes to accelerate the learning process. Something that has benefited first responders and crime investigators.
The core team of RiVR consists of video game developers to ex-service personnel. Includling Bradley Woodward(Managing Director), Alex Harvey(Creative Director), Ben Hermer(CTO), Rich Jones(Art Director), Joe Harvey(Production Director) and Ross Evans(Head of Photogrammetry). They also work with Leica Geosystems, who specializes in environment photogrammetry. And You42, who specializes in head photogrammetry. This partnership ensures high-fidelity VR training simulations. Warwickshire Police, TUI, Compton Verney and Conventry University are among the public institutions already training in VR with RiVR’s technology.
There are different types of VR training programs and services to create unique training scenarios. The RiVR Investigate simulates fire scenes for origin-and-cause investigation, complying with ISO 17020 specifications. Rather than computer-generated graphics, the scenes are recreated from real-life fire scenes using laser-scans and tons of photographs. The media collected is then used to create repeatable learning environments. Operating with the HTC Vive, instructors can remotely train and validate a single student or implement it in a classroom setting. Students enter into 6 realistic interactive scenarios, learn various tools for investigating fire scenes and watch panorama videos of fire scenes. Instructors recieve a manual to learn how to utilize RiVR Investigate.
Fortifying their objective in implementing VR training in classrooms, RiVR offers The Classroom in a Box. It is meant to be a turn-key VR solution with all necessary hardware and software, instructors can now immerse their students with customizable learning experiences. The Classroom in a Box or RiVR Link Kits are available between 3 and 13 students, but up to 64 headsets can be linked to the learning experience. To ensure quality of immersive learning, RiVR provides a VR class production service for instructors. The studio will create 360 videos and help with developing lesson plans for the educational content. No doubt, this is a fun and efficient way for increasing student engagement and enabling instructors to have a deeper understanding in how their students are learning.
RiVR also offers business solutions. These include photogrammetrically scanning of a place, digitization of physical objects or creating panoramic videos. Photo-scanning of locations is for producing room-scale VR. A great specialize skill the studio possesses is head scanning. Life like 3D models of faces helps bring a more visceral experience to the immersive environments, rather than caricature. The VR production studio is definitely pulling of some ground-breaking techniques for creating photo-realistic environments. In the meantime, law enforcements and firefighters will continue training in VR.
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