The Immersive Hybrid Reality Offshore Wind Turbine is a novel mixed-reality system that enables users to perform actual tasks while being immersed within virtual but realistic site conditions. The technology uniquely integrates state-of-the-art, real-time localisation technologies and a wearable immersive display (VR/AR goggles). The iHR system uses a direct animation of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Demonstration Turbine, located in Fife, Scotland, and has been designed to give users the following experience:
• Replicating the working conditions of being over 110m up on top of an offshore wind turbine nacelle
• An exciting and interactive element to training and learning in safe college conditions
• Realistic training scenarios whereby the user must recognise faults and issues and carry out the corrective action
• The sensation of working at heights, changeable weather conditions and realistic sounds.