Mining Publication: Developing a Virtual Reality Environment for Mining Research

Original creation date: August 2020

Authors: J Bellanca, T Orr, W Helfrich, B Macdonald, J Navoyski, B Demich

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - August 2019

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20054470

Min Metall Explor 2019 Aug; 36(4):597-606

Recent advances in computing, rendering, and display technologies have generated increased accessibility for virtual reality (VR). VR allows the creation of dynamic, high-fidelity environments to simulate dangerous situations, test conditions, and visualize concepts. Consequently, numerous products have been developed, but many of these are limited in scope. Therefore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health researchers developed a VR framework, called VR Mine, to rapidly create an underground mine for human data collection, simulation, visualization, and training. This paper describes the features of VR Mine using self-escape and proximity detection as case studies. Features include mine generation, simulated networks, proximity detection systems, and the integration and visualization of real-time ventilation models.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Article - August 2019

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20054470

Min Metall Explor 2019 Aug; 36(4):597-606


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