360 ° in the foundry industry - Thousand Eyes for effective learning and training for the work environement

Reference number
Coordinator Swerea SWECAST AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 672 199
Project duration November 2016 - March 2018
Status Completed
Venture 2015-07062-en
Call 2015-07064-en

Purpose and goal

The main purpose has been to use new information technology to develop an easily accessible pedagogical demonstrator for common adult learning in an industrial environment. The demonstrator which consists of a virtual 3D model of the Swerea SWECAST experimental foundry and instructional videos filmed both traditionally and with 360 degree cameras has been tested and evaluated in two separate ways; a teaching situation with students and a virtual workshop with foundry employees. It is deemed to give a very good base for general discussions concerning working manners and security.

Expected results and effects

The virtual 3D model of the experimental foundry and the instructional videos that are filmed with both traditional as well as 360 degree technique has been tested and evaluated in two different forums. One being a teaching situation with students and the other being a virtual workshop with foundry employees. Our assessment is that the virtual 3D model with filmed elements is a tool with great potential.

Planned approach and implementation

After research of the current state of the art in the area also taking alternative techniques into account, a 3D model of Swerea SWECAST’s research foundry was built inspired by 3D plans used by real estate agents. The model starts as a 2D floorplan with clickable points of interest. The 2D floorplan can then be expanded to 3D and can also be turned, tilted and zoomed. If you click a POI, a side menu opens where 360 degree video clips from the actual POI and further optional documents can be opened. The virtual 3D model with filmed elements has a great potential judging from the completed tests.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04441

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