Our team worked with San Luis Obispo’s fire department to build a pump panel training simulator. In a live training scenario, pump panel training can waste tens of thousands of gallons of water and requires use of scarce resources. With HaptX Gloves, engineers interact naturally with a virtual fire engine. As users grip virtual objects, our haptic technology presses against their skin, simulating realistic touch sensation and building real muscle memory.
For testing, evaluation, and scenario training, instructors can change the operating conditions in real-time. For instance, they can drop hydrant pressure or rupture a hose with the press of a button… all without wasting a drop of water.