Virtual Simulators as Alternate TrainingTechniques for Construction Equipment         Operators & Generation X and Y      ...
Overview of Presentation   This is a technology overview of applications of virtual simulations to improve    workplace s...
Overview of Slide Presentation   What are Video Games, the Serious Game Initiative    (SGI), and Pedagogical Simulations?...
What’s a video game?   A video game is an electronic game   Involves interaction with a user interface   Generates visu...
Video Game / Simulation Genres   Core games - dedicated strategy on video console   Casual games - smart phone games   ...
Demographics of Video Game UseExpansion in 25-40 Yr age group    Per data from the November 2005 Nielsen Active     Gamer...
Video Games would seem ideal to MotivateGenerations X, Y, & Millenium    Think “Smart Phones”        Multitasking is OK ...
What are “Serious” Video Games, andhow are they utilized?    A serious game is an interactive video game     designed for...
Ongoing Research into theSerious Game Initiative   Microsoft – Games for Learning Institute (G4LI)   Michigan State Univ...
Examples of Serious Game Initiative inPractice for ESL/EFL Training   English as a Second Language Training available    ...
Examples of Serious Game Initiative forMedical Visualization & Physical Therapy   Parkinson’s Therapy with Nintendo Wii’s...
Utilization of the Nintendo Wii forParkinson’s Therapy – “Wii-Habilitation”
Wii Fit – Weight Sensitive,Interactive Balance Interface
Wii Fit Screenshot / BMI Trackingthrough Time
Screen Shot of VisibleBody.com –Medical Visualization Tool
Screen Shot of VisibleBody.com –Medical Visualization Tool
While Serious Games are a tangent of videogames… they are slightly different thanPedagogical Simulations   Pedagogy is th...
Why would you utilize a PedagogicalVirtual Simulation?   Simulators allow for classroom teaching by    demonstration   W...
Examples of Virtual Simulators for HeavyIndustry and Workplace Safety & Health    Simulations for Oil Rigs & Offshore Ene...
Serious Game Simulation by CooleImmersive for Oil Rig Safety
Coole Immersive – Service Rig Trainer   Features of the Oil Rig Simulation       8 Categories and 57 work methods for th...
Virtual Incident Response Training   I-95 Corridor Coalition   They are creating an intensive training program that    u...
Screen Shot and User Interface forI-95 Incident Response Training
Sim Ops Studios (Code 3D) - IncidentResponse Virtualization Screen Shots
Vortex / CM Labs of Montreal –Concrete Boom Truck Simulators                        Realistic concrete                    ...
Silvertongue Software – Safety and HealthGame under development for Ireland HSA
Examples of Pedagogical Mining &Construction Simulators   Valmet Komatsu Forestry Simulator   Excavator Simulator JCB 3C...
Valmet Komatsu ForestrySimulator
Excavator Simulator JCB 3CX
Simlog training descriptions….(from their website)   Each Construction equipment simulator provides training    and facil...
Simlog – Construction & MiningEquipment Simulators
Example of Virtual Simulation to AssistPre-site Planning   Sicklesteel Crane Simulation       Facilitated a 2009 bridge ...
Picture of “Lift Planner” CraneVisualization
John Deere Virtual EquipmentSimulators by Immersive Technologies    Example of Cost Assessment for a     Pedagogical Equip...
Examples of John Deere Simulators by  Immersive TechnologiesRelated Link to John Deere Simulators (Prices Quoted from Webs...
Example of Realistic Controlsfor Excavator SimulationJoysticksand LeversFoot Controls
Excavator Virtual Simulation Software andRealistic Controls - $9,976
Software Only Option for ExcavatorSimulation - $4,776
4WD Loader Simulation with Softwareand Realistic Controls - $15,997
Conclusion   Video games use a variety of controls for player    interaction         Demographics illustrate rapid adopt...
Pedagogical Simulations…   A tangent to video & serious games   Allows for classroom teaching by instruction   May be e...
The upcoming slides are examples ofvideos & demos of Virtual SimulationsProviders of Content –1) Siqur2) Vista (Simlog Sof...
Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Workplace Safety & Health   Siqur – Interactive Safety & Health     ...
Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Construction andWorkplace Safety & Health   Vista Video Overview of C...
Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Construction andWorkplace Safety & Health   Code 3D – Emergency Respo...
Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Workplace Safety & Health   BigLook 360 Demo – Immersive Video      ...
Caspian Learning – Thinking WorldBrowser Based Sims   Browser Based Simulator called “Thinking Worlds”    http://www.thin...
Last Simulation if we have time and thecapability… ”Construction Destruction”    Construction Simulator    Available for...
Screen Shots of “ConstructionDestruction”
Sources of Information on the SeriousGame Initiative and Virtual Simulations    The Escapist        http://www.escapistm...
Examples of Companies Mfg. VirtualSimulations for Training & Visualization(not all-inclusive by any means)   Siqur       ...
Thank you for your time…Adam M. Gerson, Occupational S&H ManagerU.S. Department of Labor - OSHAOffice of Technical Support...
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Applications of the serious game initiative 11 feb-2013

  1. 1. Virtual Simulators as Alternate TrainingTechniques for Construction Equipment Operators & Generation X and Y Adam M. Gerson Seattle Region X – Federal OSHA Gerson.adam@dol.gov
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation This is a technology overview of applications of virtual simulations to improve workplace safety & health, with a specific focus on the construction industry The PPT is not an overview of the new OSHA Training Guidelines that are posted on the Federal OSHA website - https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction_generalindustry/guidelines.html The PPT was originally created for the Residential Construction Safety Group of the Master’s Builder Association for a presentation in August 2010 Although the speaker is from federal OSHA, this is not a Regional or National OSHA initiative Providers of demos and videos were contacted before their material was included in this PPT
  3. 3. Overview of Slide Presentation What are Video Games, the Serious Game Initiative (SGI), and Pedagogical Simulations?  Types of Virtual Simulations  Potential utility for construction workers and workplace safety & health Examples of virtual simulations to improve health management, construction and workplace safety Videos & demonstrations of simulations
  4. 4. What’s a video game? A video game is an electronic game Involves interaction with a user interface Generates visual feedback on a video device The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms  examples – PC’s and video game consoles. Video games use a variety of ways to provide interaction and information to the player.
  5. 5. Video Game / Simulation Genres Core games - dedicated strategy on video console Casual games - smart phone games MMOG or Massive Multiplayer Online Game  An example would be World of Warcraft Serious Games Pedagogical Simulations
  6. 6. Demographics of Video Game UseExpansion in 25-40 Yr age group  Per data from the November 2005 Nielsen Active Gamer Study  The age group among male players has expanded significantly up into the 25 - 40 age group. (Gen X&Y)  In 2008, the average American gamer has been playing for 12 years  On average, the gamer is 35 years of age
  7. 7. Video Games would seem ideal to MotivateGenerations X, Y, & Millenium  Think “Smart Phones”  Multitasking is OK  Collaboration  Structure  Technology  Online Communication  How can technology be utilized by trainers to engage younger audiences????  ….the serious game initiative and pedagogical simulations
  8. 8. What are “Serious” Video Games, andhow are they utilized?  A serious game is an interactive video game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.  Environmental message games  Educational games  Medical Visualization  Health Related Games  Corporate Training  Advertising Games
  9. 9. Ongoing Research into theSerious Game Initiative Microsoft – Games for Learning Institute (G4LI) Michigan State University – Serious Game Curriculum Wii Rehabilitation Research  Use of Wii for Parkinson’s or Physical Therapy  University of Toronto – Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering DARPA / US Military Simulations
  10. 10. Examples of Serious Game Initiative inPractice for ESL/EFL Training English as a Second Language Training available on the internet  Actively promoted by Larry Ferlazzo  California High School Teacher  Prominent Blogger and with ESL Top Ten Lists Hyperlink to examples of content….  http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/larry-ferlazzos-english-website/
  11. 11. Examples of Serious Game Initiative forMedical Visualization & Physical Therapy Parkinson’s Therapy with Nintendo Wii’s Wii Fit, Yoga and Physical Fitness Medical Surgery Visualization  Visible Body 3D Rendering
  12. 12. Utilization of the Nintendo Wii forParkinson’s Therapy – “Wii-Habilitation”
  13. 13. Wii Fit – Weight Sensitive,Interactive Balance Interface
  14. 14. Wii Fit Screenshot / BMI Trackingthrough Time
  15. 15. Screen Shot of VisibleBody.com –Medical Visualization Tool
  16. 16. Screen Shot of VisibleBody.com –Medical Visualization Tool
  17. 17. While Serious Games are a tangent of videogames… they are slightly different thanPedagogical Simulations Pedagogy is the study of being a teacher Construction & heavy equipment training simulations do not function like typical video games They are designed to orient an operator with a mode of operation, and oversee their progress Pace of training is relatively slow (on purpose) They are not designed for “fun”
  18. 18. Why would you utilize a PedagogicalVirtual Simulation? Simulators allow for classroom teaching by demonstration Workers with Tactile Intelligence, or those who are exceptionally good with their hands, can learn by doing Simulators allow operators to learn from near misses in a controlled environment Performance can be remotely monitored by instructors
  19. 19. Examples of Virtual Simulators for HeavyIndustry and Workplace Safety & Health  Simulations for Oil Rigs & Offshore Energy  Virtual Incident Management Training  Concrete Boom Truck Simulators  Ireland – Safety Game for HSA  Visual review of workplace standards and hazards  Currently in development
  20. 20. Serious Game Simulation by CooleImmersive for Oil Rig Safety
  21. 21. Coole Immersive – Service Rig Trainer Features of the Oil Rig Simulation  8 Categories and 57 work methods for the 4 roles  Jr. Floorhand, Sr. Floorhand, Derrickhand and Operator  Multiple interactive training operations for each role  Glossary of over 700 terms with visual reinforcement  Task specific video and instructional voice over  You Tube Link –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnnZ- 5rX1OA&feature=player_embedded
  22. 22. Virtual Incident Response Training I-95 Corridor Coalition They are creating an intensive training program that uses three-dimensional, multi-player computer gaming simulation technology Utilize distance-based learning technologies to test incident management practices “Multi-Player” across the Coalition region
  23. 23. Screen Shot and User Interface forI-95 Incident Response Training
  24. 24. Sim Ops Studios (Code 3D) - IncidentResponse Virtualization Screen Shots
  25. 25. Vortex / CM Labs of Montreal –Concrete Boom Truck Simulators Realistic concrete boom truck controls with virtual simulator in front of operator. This is a made-to- order custom simulator
  26. 26. Silvertongue Software – Safety and HealthGame under development for Ireland HSA
  27. 27. Examples of Pedagogical Mining &Construction Simulators Valmet Komatsu Forestry Simulator Excavator Simulator JCB 3CX Simlog - Construction Equipment Simulation Software  3D simulation for heavy equipment operators in the crane/construction, forestry, and mining industries.
  28. 28. Valmet Komatsu ForestrySimulator
  29. 29. Excavator Simulator JCB 3CX
  30. 30. Simlog training descriptions….(from their website) Each Construction equipment simulator provides training and facilitates objective evaluation in the following areas:  Training and evaluating novices in the proficient operation of equipment  Providing a new-recruit screening system  Providing effective refresher training for experienced operators  Instilling the theory and practical aspects of economical mining  Providing training in emergency situations not possible on the real equipment  Entrenching safety procedures
  31. 31. Simlog – Construction & MiningEquipment Simulators
  32. 32. Example of Virtual Simulation to AssistPre-site Planning Sicklesteel Crane Simulation  Facilitated a 2009 bridge demolition over the Sauk River in NW Washington.  Sicklesteel utilized a crane simulation software called LiftPlanner  This software interacts with AutoCAD  It allows a designer to precisely model a worksite as well as position and configure cranes in 3 D Space  AGC Technology Award Winner for 2009
  33. 33. Picture of “Lift Planner” CraneVisualization
  34. 34. John Deere Virtual EquipmentSimulators by Immersive Technologies Example of Cost Assessment for a Pedagogical Equipment Trainers
  35. 35. Examples of John Deere Simulators by Immersive TechnologiesRelated Link to John Deere Simulators (Prices Quoted from Website as of 07/14/10)http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/construction/deere_const/training/level2/excavator_simulator.html
  36. 36. Example of Realistic Controlsfor Excavator SimulationJoysticksand LeversFoot Controls
  37. 37. Excavator Virtual Simulation Software andRealistic Controls - $9,976
  38. 38. Software Only Option for ExcavatorSimulation - $4,776
  39. 39. 4WD Loader Simulation with Softwareand Realistic Controls - $15,997
  40. 40. Conclusion Video games use a variety of controls for player interaction  Demographics illustrate rapid adoption in Gen X/Y segment Serious Gaming designed for other than pure entertainment Example of a serious game application is “Wii- Habilitation” – Rehab with traditional video games Another genre of serious games –  Medical visualization of human anatomy and systems  Visiblebody.com is analogous to pedagogical teaching tool
  41. 41. Pedagogical Simulations… A tangent to video & serious games Allows for classroom teaching by instruction May be especially useful for workers with Tactile Intelligence Realistic pace of equipment operation as opposed to “video game speed” There are many pedagogical simulations already on the market
  42. 42. The upcoming slides are examples ofvideos & demos of Virtual SimulationsProviders of Content –1) Siqur2) Vista (Simlog Software)3) Code 3D4) Big Look 3605) Caspian Learning “Thinking Worlds”
  43. 43. Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Workplace Safety & Health Siqur – Interactive Safety & Health  www.siqur.com  Can utilize USB XBox Controls to manipulate training environment  This simulation trains users in Fire Safety for a residential environment  Metrics and collaboration are integral parts of the Siqur training environment
  44. 44. Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Construction andWorkplace Safety & Health Vista Video Overview of Caterpillar Hauling Truck Simulation and Training Software  http://www.vista-training.com/trucklogic/ Text from their website….  “This new program combines web-based training, simulation and on-the-job tools into a comprehensive, integrated curriculum designed to help adult learners retain much more of what theyve been presented. Because its web-based, you can train new operators at any time, at any location with internet access, using only a web browser.”
  45. 45. Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Construction andWorkplace Safety & Health Code 3D – Emergency Response Simulations with Authoring Software  These sims are intended for emergency responders  Simulation authoring software is free to download  The website has a demo of a chemical plant explosion, and varied scenarios for training  www.code3d.com  http://www.code3d.com/downloads.aspx
  46. 46. Videos and Demonstrations of VirtualSimulations for Workplace Safety & Health BigLook 360 Demo – Immersive Video  www.biglook360.com  Actual video footage from multiple angles  Allows user to browse an environment from multiple perspectives  This demonstration allows a user to view the demolition of Texas Stadium from multiple angles (within the stadium)
  47. 47. Caspian Learning – Thinking WorldBrowser Based Sims Browser Based Simulator called “Thinking Worlds” http://www.thinkingworlds.com/ Add different worlds, characters and objects from libraries - templates, wizards and icons using simple drag and drop. Demos include:  Oil Rig & Safety  Military Checkpoints
  48. 48. Last Simulation if we have time and thecapability… ”Construction Destruction”  Construction Simulator  Available for download, compatible with Windows environments (Demo Available)  Vehicles – bulldozer, crane, dump truck, excavator, front end loader  Multiple perspectives – 1st and 3rd person  Variety of different scenes
  49. 49. Screen Shots of “ConstructionDestruction”
  50. 50. Sources of Information on the SeriousGame Initiative and Virtual Simulations  The Escapist  http://www.escapistmagazine.com/  Serious Game Blog of Eliane Alhadeff  http://elianealhadeff.blogspot.com/  PixeLearning – Serious Game White Papers  http://pixelearning.com/
  51. 51. Examples of Companies Mfg. VirtualSimulations for Training & Visualization(not all-inclusive by any means) Siqur  Code 3D Visiblebody.com  Silvertongue Software Simlog  Caterpillar Vista (Simlog distributor)  Look360 NGrain  Vortex / CM Labs Coole Immersive  Immersive Technologies
  52. 52. Thank you for your time…Adam M. Gerson, Occupational S&H ManagerU.S. Department of Labor - OSHAOffice of Technical Support - Seattle Regional OfficeGerson.adam@dol.gov

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