Maggioli, Project Coordinator of the Horizon2020 project BRIDGES, announce the implementation of its extended reality (XR) platform has started at Berlin Airport (Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg-BER) in cooperation with partner Illusion Walk and the Airport Fire Brigade.
The BRIDGES Immersive solution has been deployed at the Airports of Berlin and Athens, initiating an innovative approach in firefighter training using extended reality technologies. In addition, the innovative platform has been deployed at the Foundation of the Hellenic World in Athens allowing visitors to 'immerse' themselves in an ancient Athenian house.
Soon the system will also be installed at Athens Airport (in cooperation with Greek Fire Brigade), and will provide full training capabilities for Airport fire firefighters.
VR technology 'Immersive Deck' was successfully implemented at BER in the vehicle hall of the fire station West. Now we are excited about the next phase: virtual training units like aircraft interior firefighting. Besides the XR tech the project also created a compact, movable robot used for 3D mapping of the room. It was fun to see how easy it was to handle.
A third implementation will also implement a cultural scenario with the Foundation of Hellenic World which will allow XR users to live inside an ancient Athenian home.
The BRIDGES project aims at “bridging” the gap between interactive technologies and industries by bringing XR to the real world. BRIDGES solution blends physical and virtual space into an extended reality XR environment to offer MULTI-USER INTERACTION and, MULTI-SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE.
The project demonstrates how useful and cost efficient XR technologies are for advanced skills training but also enhancing cultural experiences by creating immersive environments.