The Customer needs to provide firefighter students with the most efficient training in order to ensure their readiness to deal with various emergency cases.

However, the Customer’s conventional training facilities do not allow reproducing all the diversity of emergency cases and in many cases cannot physically affect students.

Key Points

  • Need to simulate diverse emergency cases
  • Need to simulate physical impact or injuries on trainees’ bodies
  • Need to customize/randomize training scenarios

Product Development

The discovery process identified that the best VR training experience would need to be based on a combination of specific hardware and a custom-made software:

  • Haptic VR-suit Teslasuit. Imitates controlled physical sensations to various body areas using electric stimulation
  • Vive Pro VR-headset
  • VR software simulator creating various emergency scenarios and integrated with the hardware elements of the training set

TravoLab’s Solution

As Teslasuit integrator TravoLab has gained expertise in creating VR-experiences using cutting edge hardware (Teslasuit, VR-helmets, etc). Haptic suit allows to imitate various physical sensations applied to various parts of trainee’s body (hits, wind blows, electric and heat impact, weight feeling, touches, etc.).

  • The solution is a simulator integrated with a haptic suit, VR helmet and a back-pack PC reproducing emergency cases of high complexity in a VR-environment where a trainee has to take correct steps in order to put out the fire and prevent casualties
  • Tick

    Integration of a VR haptic suit, VR helmet. Delivers various physical sensations to create deep immersion experience for trainees

  • Tick

    Trainee’s module running on a back-pack PC. Simulates VR environment with various emergency cases

  • Tick

    Instructor’s module running on a standalone PC. Manages trainee’s

Development Roadmap

  • 01

    Investigating customer’s needs. Checking existing training programs of the customer. Determining the challenges in the existing training

    Step 01
  • 02

    Defining solution requirements. Selecting the most suitable VR hardware. Creating solution specification and acceptance criteria

    Step 02
  • 03

    Integration with VR haptic suit to make use of hardware pre-programmed animations imitating various physical effects on the body

    Step 03
  • 04

    Developing trainee’s module. Creating virtual environments, characters and assets. Integrating the software with the hardware

    Step 04
  • 05

    Developing instructor’s module. Developing network communication between modules. Introducing scenario management system

  • 06

    Customer testing

    Step 06