Challenge 2: Augmented & Virtual Reality Inspection
Synopsis: How augmented reality and virtual reality technology might create a step change in construction and operation practices such as training and maintenance inspection
HS2 Ltd set this challenge to investigate the art of the possible with emerging immersive VR & AR hardware and software technologies. One of the key goals of HS2 Ltd is to remove the need for HS2 staff to work in potentially hazardous environments.
How can tasks and work activities and the way people undertake these be developed to negate the need for people to work on or near the operational railway or in conditions that today would mean working at height, or in confined spaces or open to environmental aspects or hazardous locations? How can these tasks be performed with reduced risks or more effectively in a remote location?
Here are a couple ideas to stimulate your thinking:
Output: prototype AR/VR solution