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METS businesses get a taste of virtual reality technology

Representatives from local METS businesses participated in an interactive workshop today to learn more about the potential of virtual reality technology in their businesses.

Representatives from local METS businesses participated in an interactive workshop today to learn more about the potential of virtual reality technology in their businesses.

Facilitated by Queensland University of Technology Institute for Future Environments and hosted by Resource Industry Network, the XR (Extended Reality) Workshop was supported by Greater Whitsunday Alliance and Advance Queensland.

Held at the Resources Centre of Excellence, the XR Workshop was an introduction and discovery tour of virtual reality technology and its potential for local businesses, and featured a presentation from Dr Sarah Pearson, Queensland’s Deputy Director-General of Innovation.

Covering the basics of the virtual and augmented reality technology, participants learnt more about its use in design, fabrication, and engineering, through to immersive real-time training and simulation.

“Attendees were able to participate in hands-on demonstrations of software and VR hardware and were made aware of the advantages and pitfalls of adopting these technologies,” Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood said.

“Bringing these opportunities to the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday resources supply chain is part of our push to increase the digital capability of the sector and the region,” Mr Kirkwood said.

“The participants today were enthusiastic and full of questions for our facilitators, which demonstrates an eagerness to learn more and grow the opportunities for their businesses into the future,” he said.

For further information, or to discuss interview opportunities, please contact:
Jodie Thompson - RIN Communications Manager
P: 07 4952 4184    |   M: 0408 638 968
Email:
comms@resourceindustrynetwork.org.au

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