PROJECT

VR EFFECT


Research Project about 

the effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) 

for firefighter skills training



Project objectives

Collect and analyse data
To validate the effectiveness of VR
In firefighter skills training

Data collection method

  • Firefighting Training Centers collect data during existing firefighter recruit or refresher courses
  • 20 minute VR session per participant
  • Every participant should fill in a questionnaire before and after the VR session
  • Every (local) instructor should fill in questionnaire

Quadruple Helix Innovation

Project VR Effect is a “quadruple helix” innovation project in which ResearchPublic Administration, Training End Users and Business work together to innovate and improve education and training for fire & rescue professionals.

The following organization are participating in the Project:

Firefighting Training Centers

The Fire Service College

United Kingdom


Escola Nacional de Bombeiros

Portugal


Latvian Air Force


Latvia


Pôle Ecoles Méditerranée

France


Räddningstjänsten Östra Skaraborg

Sweden

Liepaja International Airport

Latvia


Avinor 


Norway


Rely On Nutec


Netherlands


Falck


Netherlands


Stjørdal Kommune


Norway


Research Organizations

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Project Founding Partner 

Department of Applied Informatics, Interactive Systems
Norway

Universidade de Coimbra


Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health
Portugal

Instituto Superior Técnico


HCI Lab, ITI / LARSyS

Business & Industry

VR Support Center Europe BV

Project Founding Partner and Coordinator 

The Netherlands

FLAIM Systems Pty Ltd





Australia

Trifire ApS






Denmark

Mandala Cyber Hub





Brazil

Would you like to become 
Project Partner?


Are you interested in organizing firefighting training exercises for hose and nozzle handling and fire suppression and ventilation tactics using Virtual Reality?


Then we invite to contact us to find out if you would be able to support Project VR Effect as Partner. 


info@vrsupportcenter.net