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What is VR?

Virtual Reality (VR) is a digitally immersive environment that tries to simulate as close as possible real life conditions. Currently the typical implementation requires a VR Headset. The headset comes equipped with gyroscopes and motion sensors which tracks head, hand and body position, as well as stereoscopic display (an individual display per eye).

VR Solutions

The advantage of implementing VR to train new power wheelchair (PWC) drivers is that it can be accomplished from anywhere where a computer is located. The VR immersive experience prepares new drivers with motion sensation, PWC maneuvers, and daily routine challenges with common obstacles and goals.

PWC not required. Connect the i-Drive to the VR interface and your client is taken to a whole new virtual place where professionals can monitor safely the new driver’s progress and areas needing improvement. No need for a large open area for driver training, this can be accomplished from a comfortable static setting in the technician’s office.

VR Driving Simulator

The simulator will be programmed to allow the client to experience driving in different conditions and locations.

We are working hand in hand with developers to create a series of levels where the driver is tested based on conditions, challenges and locations.

Examples are shown below:
Level 1 – Basic Driving || Level 2 – Outdoors || Level 3 – Living Quarters.

Level 1
Basic Driving Training

Simple start, a blank canvas with basic movements and few obstacles.

Driving simulation practice.

Level 2
Outdoor Driving

Imagine yourself driving through a national park close to the coast where you find obstacles, different types of terrains and trails.

Practice driving tasks with cones, between lines and turns.

Level 3
Living Quarters

A more closed area experience, simulating the challenges found in a home environment, navigating through rooms, hallways, between furniture and positioning a PWC in close proximity to objects to practice transfer maneuvers.

More challenging tasks, distractions, changing speed, lightning, spacial perception, distance, and sound.

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