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Safety Track

XR opens up possibilities to keep people safer and protect expensive equipment from damage or misuse. It allows for the development of contextual knowledge in dangerous or difficult to replicate scenarios. Safety precautions can be understood more quickly and information can be relayed in real time to help prevent everything from factory floor collisions to extreme edge cases like explosions and fires. Attend talks in the Safety Track to learn how many industries are applying XR design to improve safety and efficiency.

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Session Highlights

How Skanska Construction Used VR Training to Increase Worker Safety
Tim McDonough (Unity Technologies)

Every day, job sites change. What was safe yesterday may be dangerous today. So how do companies like Skanska, the fifth largest construction company in the world, help their workers be more aware of unseen risks and avoid danger? Collaborating with creative VR and AR agency, OutHere, the construction company implemented a Unity-based VR experience into their standard worker-safety training program with major benefits. While Skanska also employs many traditional methods of accident-awareness training, they decided VR offered a new way to reach their employees, reduce accidents, and create safer construction sites. Hear the best practices the team learned in utilizing virtual reality to improve safety on their sites.