The state-of-the-art, world class equipment combines virtual reality technology capable of immersing up to nine occupants simultaneously in headset-projected VR scenarios, on a 4m x 4m platform which can be physically and virtually reconfigured for simulation of subtle vibrational movement.
The site includes the 3-storey building of 1182 m2 gross internal area, plus vehicle access and yard area, car parking, bin and bike stores, and landscaping. The design required a bespoke structural solution, including a 50 ton concrete slab to isolate the rest of the building from any vibration caused by the V-Simulation equipment.
The V-Simulators will be used by academics and industry to support multi-disciplinary human factors research and innovation. It offers research, commercial and training opportunities within a range of disciplines including civil and structural engineering, architecture, psychology, healthcare, human movement science, creative industries, data analytics, entertainment and sports science.