SENSE VR – a new JSW innowacje project is launched

On 02/12/2020 JSW Innowacje S.A. signed an agreement with the National Center for Research and Development for co-financing the project "Improving work safety and communication of small working teams using the network VR environment (SENSE VR)". This is the result of joint work on the project application submitted under the competition 1 / 1.1.1 / 2020 Fast Track (Szybka Ścieżka), by a Consortium established on March 31, 2020, consisting of JSW Innowacje S.A., JSW Szkolenia i Górnictwo Sp. z o.o. ( JSW SiG) and the Central Mining Institute.

The aim of the SENSE VR project is to develop a training method for miners based on the use of an adaptive VR network environment. The main innovation of the project, i.e. the adaptability of the VR environment, will consist in the possibility of adapting the methods of transferring knowledge and exercising skills to the level of digital competences of the trainee, understood as the ability to smoothly operate the VR environment. The implementation of the method will lead to an increase in the effectiveness of training and as well as increase in the level of work safety in mines (i.e. reduction of the number of accidents caused by the human factor).

The result of the SENSE VR project will be: in the technological area - a VR environment demonstrator with equipment at the VIII level of technological readiness, produced on the basis of the developed component methods and in the commercial area - implementation to JSW SiG own operations an optimized training process for miners and increasing the level of work safety in the JSW Group.

The method of designing, preparing and conducting VR trainings for miners will be intended in particular for small working teams working in health or life threatening conditions, exposed to stress, performing particularly dangerous works (e.g. mining rescue teams). The method could potentially be implemented also in other heavy and / or mining industries.

The direct recipients of the solution will be miners working in the plants of the JSW Group. The solution is designed with miners in mind: performing particularly dangerous work, starting work and managing the work. The number of recipients will increase systematically, as the training will be carried out by JSW SiG, responsible for training employees of the JSW Group.

According to the schedule, the project will last 24 months and will end in the last quarter of 2022.

Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development Program. The project is implemented as part of the competition of the National Center for Research and Development: Szybka Ścieżka.