Shokworks and Immersity Partners to Produce Education Experience in VR at the University of South Wales
Welsh tech company Immersity and Dallas based Shokworks is working on using VR to educate future law enforcement officers and aeronautical engineers in the United Kingdom by utilizing an affordable virtual reality solution the produces immersive training opportunities for a wide range of industries. The companies are working with the University of South Wales (USW) on revolutionary VR technology that will teach crime scene investigator how to properly investigate and probe the scene of a murder, and aircraft personnels how to properly handle planes coming to airport terminals and military installations.
The University has a ‘Scene of a Crime’ house that has traditionally been used to teach forensics students how to secure and investigate a crime scene,” said Hugh Sullivan, CEO of Immersity.
“When COVID-19 hit, it was no longer practical to have groups of students in such an enclosed space. We recreated an exact model of the house on our VR platform, and now students will have the opportunity to receive this training anytime, anywhere.”
USW plans to integrate this technology with students start in Fall 2021. Immersity has created cardboard VR that can work with any mobile phone to enable a large number of people without having to purchase expensive VR equipment.
Immersity's unique platform is currently being used by health authorities and law enforcement agencies.