The goal of the project was to provide an entry level virtual reality (VR) system to support large multi screen VR systems and to make using VR systems in the design process more accessible by providing an entry level system. Result is a cost-effective entry level VR system using a head mounted display.
The advantages of the system compared to multi screen VR systems are :
- easier to set up
- requires very little space
An early virtual review of a product in development improves the quality of the product because design errors can be found earlier in the design process. Using virtual validation design can be tested in an environment that closely resembles real world, testing can be either general or specific cases that are of interest.
Main use cases for virtual validation in machine design include user centric design, visibility, safety, assembly and maintenance review. Having an entry level system that doesn't require large initial investment for adopting virtual validation is a huge step forward in using the technology for improving the design process and providing better end product.
Joonatan Kuosa, Savant Simulators Oy
Savant Simulators Oy