Enel and SANT'ANNA school of advanced studies develop a 3D virtual reality simulator for training personnel

Published on Thursday, 16 February 2017

“Virtual reality is a technology that continues to make inroads in many fields. The opportunity for employees to experience training scenarios in a virtual reality environment has a strong emotional impact, thanks in part to the possibility of simulating what might happen in an emergency or in more challenging situations. The value and impact of the project lies with the memory of this realistic experience”

– Cristiana La Marca, Head of Innovation Global Thermal Generation Enel

“For the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, and in particular the TeCIP Institute and my research team, collaborating with Enel on the development of an immersive simulator dedicated to training is exciting not only because it enables us to contribute to safety, but also because it allows us to effectively combine the knowledge derived from years of research on the scientific and technological aspects of virtual reality with Enel’s vast experience. It is a truly virtuous relationship that has a continuous exchange of information, data and advice as well as being a combination of expertise and tangible results that have far-reaching implications. In the coming years I expect exponential growth in pioneering efforts like this one, with a significant increase in the use of virtual reality in industry, a revolution that has been announced numerous times, but now seems to be becoming a reality”

– Franco Tecchia, researcher at the TeCIP Institute (Communication, Information and Perception Technologies) of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa