“The professional team at Stereoscape achieved excellent results. We appreciate the fact that the original schedule was based on realistic assumptions. Interaction was motivating and we loved the hands-on approach of the team. We found the workshops very productive and useful. The VR experience opens up endless new possibilities in an educational context and elevates our contacts with our customers to a new level. Looking forward to continuing our joint venture!”
Mela’s occupational safety experts and their clients
3D animations – 3D-animated farm environment + two 3D-animated training scenarios
Interaction via hand controllers
Buttons for teleportation within VR environment
Windows application, offline
Oculus Quest wireless VR headset + hand controllers
Screen mirroring via smartphone to external TV display
Mela provides pension cover and social security to agricultural entrepreneurs and other customers in Finland. The institution’s focus for the year 2020 is occupational safety, with a goal of zero workplace accidents. To support the goal of preventing accidents at work, the institution commissioned Stereoscape to create a virtual learning environment that would increase its clients’ awareness of the importance of occupational safety.
Stereoscape created an immersive, interactive VR experience that Mela’s clients can use at workshops and other events across Finland. The experience was designed for Oculus Quest, a wireless headset connected to hand controllers.
The VR experience features two different, interactive scenarios that highlight potential dangers at the farmers’ workplace, based on real-life hazardous situations presented by Mela: working at heights, and working with animals. The user, wearing the headset, can interact with the VR content by pushing, clicking and pointing with hand controllers connected to the headset. Both scenarios finish with an educational text, triggering further conversation within the workshop to explore topics around workplace health and safety.
The VR experience has been used by Mela across Finland in seminars, workshops, client meetings and trade events. The experience has been praised by Mela’s clients for demonstrating workplace hazards in a memorable, yet safe way, inspiring active conversations about accident
prevention at work.
Mela has been satisfied in how the VR experience has engaged their clients to think and talk about health and safety in a new way. The VR experience demonstrates, through a physical experience that feels much like the ‘real thing’, how easily a hazardous situation can develop, and how dangerous scenarios should be prevented, helping Mela in their goal of reducing and preventing workplace accidents.