MINING – The future of operations is here
From training simulations through to hydraulically powered roller coaster rides. Viewport has worked with the biggest names in the mining industry.
We create a broad range of Extended Reality (XR) animations, simulations and experiences. All our disruptive solutions have tangible benefits for clients:
With platforms built for BHP, Rio Tinto, and Woodside – all created from on site stereoscopic 360 video captures – Viewport has the expertise and understanding of the mining industry to quickly and efficiently build cost saving VR site inductions that will redefine the way your company onboards your teams.
For Woodside, we developed a “Hazard Identification” platform. Built using stereoscopic 360 video capture, we captured it all onsite at KPMG Karratha.
It allows staff from all over the world to train in a real world plant environment, avoiding the danger (and expense) of extra personnel in a live plant.
The simulation allowed recreation of dangerous scenarios such as containment leaks, high temperatures and trip hazards, which cannot safely be trained on in the real world.
We built a virtual remote training simulation for Alcoa, creating digital twins of substations, all relevant tools, equipment and PPE. We then integrated these art assets with our software development pipeline, and replicated the work process in VR. Our team used precise hand tracking technology on the Oculus Quest 2, and built multiple options and scenarios for personnel to train on. This allowed the training of Alcoa personnel in extremely hazardous scenarios before they stepped foot on site.
According to a 2018 study by the University of Maryland, XR (extended reality) training is more effective in recall accuracy than traditional desktop CBT (computer-based training). With a median recall accuracy percentage of 90.48 percent for immersive HMDs – head-mounted (extended reality) displays – compared to desktop display’s 78.57 percent, the long-awaited study has further validated the efficacy of virtual reality training as a learning tool over traditional e-learning methods.
With our headquarters based in Perth, Australia – the resources capital of the world (and top dog for mining investment.) Viewport has become an industry leader in XR technologies for clients such as Rio Tinto, BHP and Alcoa. Contact us now to find out how Viewport can help your company on their journey of adopting the next generation of technology.