Virtual Training to Increase Safety

Safety is a major issue across the global construction industry since it is one of the industries that occupational accidents mostly occur. In order to make construction sites a safer workplace, save lives and mitigate the costs due to occupational accidents, Dr. Semra Comu is investigating innovative, alternative safety training methods.  To develop a safety training tool that has all the major features of effective training, utilizing virtual environments has been a very popular goal in recent years. Dr. Çomu and her research team have been developing a safety training tool called V-SAFE (Virtual Safety Analysis For Engineering applications) for construction companies which simulates construction activities in a game engine based virtual environment.  Accordingly, trainees have hands on practice in a risk free and interactive virtual environment.  For further details, please contact Dr. Çomu.