The videos provide a seamless 360x180-degree view of everything around the video camera. Thus the viewer has an unobstructed view of the space from every angle, and can zoom in on details. If the person is wearing virtual glasses, moving about in the virtual space feels almost the same as moving about in the actual space. Users can make notes and stick “yellow Post-It notes” and “hot-spots” on the video, thereby enabling the video to function as a communication tool for project personnel.
The videos can also be used in the onboarding of new employees and in radiation protection training for people working during the annual outage. A video can also have an interactive functionality by including a 3D model of the target or various data and documents alongside the video. For example, a 30-page user manual for a crane that is used in critical hoists inside the reactor building can be converted into an experiential-based virtual manual.
“Virtual video training packages is a service that we can offer to customers. We have presented our operating models to the rest of the nuclear industry, and the feedback has been very positive. The same technologies can also be applied to improve the operational efficiency of all kinds of production plants. At the moment we are the world leader in taking newest digital technologies (AR, VR and 360 video) into daily use and we offer our clients the best and most effective solutions for utilising interactive 360-degree videos,” Miko concludes.
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