Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments

Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health - Occupational Safety, Health, and Ergonomics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Virtual reality (VR) techniques are becoming increasingly popular. The use of computer modeling and visualization is no longer uncommon in the area of ergonomics and occupational health and safety. This book explains how studies conducted in a simulated virtual world are making it possible to test new solutions for designed workstations, offering a high degree of ease for introducing modifications and eliminating risk and work-related accidents. Virtual reality techniques offer a wide range of possibilities including increasing the cognitive abilities of the elderly, adapting workstations for people with disabilities and special needs, and remote control of machines using collaborative robots.

Detailed discussions include:

  • Testing protective devices, safety systems, and the numerical reconstruction of work accidents
  • Using computer simulation in generic virtual environments

On the one hand, it is a self-study book made so by well-crafted and numerous examples. On the other hand, through a detailed analysis of the virtual reality from a point of view of work safety and ergonomics and health improvement.

Ewa Grabska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Noteworthy is the broad scope and diversity of the addressed problems, ranging from training employees using VR environments with different degrees of perceived reality; training and rehabilitation of the elderly; to designing, testing, modifying, and adapting workplaces to various needs including those of disabled workers; to simulation and investigation of the cause of accidents at a workplace.

Andrzej Krawiecki, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Book information

ISBN: 9780367500160
Publisher: CRC Press
Imprint: CRC Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 658.382028568
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 294g
Height: 154mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 14mm