Underground and open-air mining exposes workers to hazardous, even life-threatening situations. Gas leaks, explosions, and underground fires all represent the dangers faced by industry professionals. Using virtual reality to simulate these dangerous situations in a life-like manner allows workers to improve their response time, without endangering their lives. Plus, allowing coworkers to step into a realistic virtual mine for training purposes is an invaluable and extremely beneficial.
When virtual and augmented realities collide in the physical space, new interactions come alive. With computer vision and object recognition, people can interact with virtual elements in real-world environments, and even augment them. Wireless headsets equipped with 3D gesture control and position tracking offer real-time precision and perceptual regulation. For mining professionals, mixed reality can be applied for virtual mine walk-throughs and mechanical excavation preview simulations.
Pairing StellarX to complementary technologies expands the field of vision upwards of 110 degrees. Such a vast field of vision is used to duplicate the visual field experienced by workers driving hefty mining vehicles through mining fields.