SenseGlove partners with UK rail operator LNER to provide VR training solutions for railway workers

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July 4, 2022 – SenseGlovea developer of force feedback gloves for virtual reality (VR), recently announced it is partnering with UK rail company London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to provide VR training solutions that teach railway workers how to assemble train ramps in an immersive environment accompanied by haptic feedback.

Using SenseGlove’s ‘Nova’ haptic force feedback glove, specially designed for professional VR training purposes. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) implemented SenseGlove Nova for a training solution for its railway workers, showing them how to assemble a train ramp in virtual reality. They used the haptic force feedback gloves to improve the realism of the interactions in VR and to train employees more efficiently by using haptic gloves instead of just using controllers.

Assembly trainees wearing SenseGlove Nova haptic force feedback gloves in the virtual environment were able to physically feel the ramp in a more realistic way by grasping, moving, holding and squeezing virtual parts, giving them the opportunity to see the details of the explore the driveway and interact with needed resources in a natural way.

According to SenseGlove, the results of a case study conducted in collaboration with LNER showed that 90% of participants who completed the haptics training indicated that they felt ready to assemble a real-life ramp and required no further training. had.

The wireless SenseGlove Nova has a flexible form factor combined with haptic and hand tracking technologies that allow users to feel size, density, stiffness, shock and resistance in VR. Nova’s touch technology can be used for a variety of VR training programs, such as training in handling hazardous materials, performing complex tasks involving multiple tools and objects, learning to design and test physical prototypes.

SenseGlove added that characteristics play a particularly important role in assembly training, as forced feedback gloves allow wearers to feel the parts of the equipment to be assembled and determine the difference between the sizes and density of different parts. In addition, trainees can feel every impact when connecting or placing parts, as well as vibration when working with tools such as drills, thanks to Nova’s vibrotactile feedback.

SenseGlove launched its inaugural haptic feedback glove, the DK1 in 2018, and its second iteration, the SenseGlove Nova at CES 2021. According to the company, its products have since been purchased and applied by more than 300 companies and institutions, including Volkswagen, the European Space Agency, the Royal Netherlands Army, Airbus, Scania, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Cambridge University and Fraunhofer.

To learn more about SenseGlove and its virtual reality haptic solutions, visit the company’s website: website

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Sam Sprigg

Sam is the founder and editor-in-chief of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He is also interested in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not limit his knowledge only to the visual experience side of things.

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