The goal of the project entitled “Assessment of the Impact of Applying Virtual Reality in Trainings Devised to Develop Mental Resilience” is to conduct research forming the basis of a program designed for the development of soft skills related to mental resilience in the areas of work, education and training using the Virtual Reality technology.
The project entails the assessment of the possibility of creating simulations using the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology as tools supporting the education and training processes in an electric power laboratory intended for university students of electrical engineering faculties and for training professionals dealing with electric power devices.
The Research and Development Department at Pradma would not exist without the interests of our team reaching far beyond 3D modeling for the electric power industry.
It has turned out that we form a team of inventive creators who, after hours, are busy with coding, designing characters, making animations and anything to do with gaming – from ludo to RPG to shooter games.
Gradually, we started to see that we could work towards the benefit of the local community, support research projects referring to the Virtual Reality, draft scenarios of the future.
We started by connecting VR with psychology. How does applying the Virtual Reality impact the development of mental resilience? This is what we want to examine scientifically.
Together with psychologists from the University of Warmia and Mazury and the VR experts on-board, we are conducting a project entitled: Assessment of the Impact of Applying Virtual Reality in Trainings Devised to Develop Mental Resilience.
We divided it into several stages. First, we created exercises developing the mental resilience. Nest, we are going to implement the selected development exercises in our proprietary VR application. As a next step, we are going to conduct experimental studies. At every stage, the VR projects are thoroughly assessed by our psychologists.
We are taking a medium-voltage switchgear to the third dimension
In cooperation with Tadeusz Daszczyński, PhD. from the Warsaw University of Technology, we are working on a VR project where the University students will be able to safely and comfortably test the operation of the medium-voltage switchgear.
A real switchgear is located at the University workshop where the students have laboratory classes. Now, they will be able to see and test it in a virtual world.
The project entails the assessment of the possibility of creating simulations using the VR and AR technology as tools supporting the education and training processes in an electric power laboratory.
The company PRADMA Dariusz Naruszewicz received a grant for the performance of projects co-financed under the 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme for the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship. The purpose of the projects is to invest in research and innovation, develop connections and synergies between the company and research and development entities as well as institutions of higher education. The research and development works are conducted using the VR, AR and XR technologies.