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VR, HF and Rule-Based Technologies Applied and Combined for Improving Industrial Safety

  • Konstantinos Loupos
  • Luca Vezzadini
  • Wytze Hoekstra
  • Waleed Salem
  • Paul Chung
  • Matthaios Bimpas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)

Abstract

Industrial safety can be regarded as a major issue of industrial environments nowadays. This is why industries are currently spending huge amounts of resources to improve safety in all levels by reducing risks of causing damages to equipment, human injuries or even fatalities. This paper describes how Virtual Reality, Human Factors and Rule-based technologies are used in the framework of the VIRTHUALIS Integrated Project towards industrial training, safety management and accident investigation. The paper focuses mainly on the VR system specification and basic modules, while at the same time it presents the main system modules that synthesize the tool as a whole.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Virtual Environments Human Factors Rule based technologies industrial safety 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos Loupos
    • 1
  • Luca Vezzadini
    • 2
  • Wytze Hoekstra
    • 3
  • Waleed Salem
    • 4
  • Paul Chung
    • 5
  • Matthaios Bimpas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), AthensGreece
  2. 2.Virtual reality & Multimedia Park (VRMMP), TurinItaly
  3. 3.TNO Defense,Security and SafetyNetherlands
  4. 4.Fraunhofer-Institut für Fabrikbetrieb- und automatisierung IFF, MagdeburgGermany
  5. 5.Loughborough University, LeicestershireEngland

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