Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments: A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health


Edition1st Edition
First Published2020
eBook Published29 July 2020
Pub. locationBoca Raton
ImprintCRC Press
Pages184 pages
eBook ISBN9781003048510
SubjectsBuilt Environment, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology

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.