EON Reality Develops Safety Simulation Program for Challenges in Industry
EON Reality has developed a safety simulation program to address safety challenges facing the oil and gas industry. In light of the recent events in the Gulf area, more efficient safety management and accident training issues have become a top priority for the oil and gas industry.
Working with major companies such as Aramco and RasGas, EON Reality focuses on research initiatives to minimize accidents and their potential impact. By simulating dangerous or sensitive tasks in 3D virtual environments, teams can train "what if" scenarios and anticipate risk involved in an operation. The virtual reality training program includes raising safety awareness and understanding for the general public through educational programs, seminars, conferences and incubating safety applications that can be deployed globally.
Dennis Cafiero, visualization specialist at EON Reality, said, "The oil and gas industry are looking to expand their safety training by implementing more immersive technology, such as the EON Icube, a 'Holodeck' functionality consisting of three-dimensional walls. The environments are so realistic that individuals feel like they are at their actual work environment. This makes safety training more effective and better equips personnel to perform their jobs more safely and effectively. We are currently working on a multi-year research project within oil and gas, implementing virtual reality training."