Inspiration

Many people have died because of mining accidents. Many people have lost their limbs. Many daughters, mothers & sons can no longer hug their fathers, we hope to kill this bad trend using VR and avoid avoidable problems.

Ukusaambilila in Zambian dialect means to learn. Users of the platform who are being trained, put on the virtual reality headset. The simulation is started and the users engage in the simulation. At the end of the simulation, the employee and the organization get a classified performance report of the training simulations. The performance will be improved through different simulations. The goal is to reduce the number of health and safety risks.

What it does

Ukusaambilila VR simulates scenes that will be used to train and develop skills and decision making of employees & organizations working in multiple industries that face health and safety risks. For this AWS Sumerian hackathon our goal is to build a smart safety device simulation. For the employee being trained the VR simulation will showcase scenarios and record the response of each user to build a quality assessment report of the employee's capability to operate in an environment with a high safety and health risks. This assessment is available to the employee and the organization and it allows them to improve their performance through multiple simulations.

How does it work? (simplified) Users of the platform who are being trained, put on the virtual reality headset. The simulation is started and the users engage in the simulation. At the end of the simulation, the employee and the organization get a classified performance report of the training simulations. The performance will be improved through different simulations.

How we built it

Using AWS tools like i.e (Sumerian, cognito, Polly)

Challenges we ran into

The biggest challenge was being able to finish the project and collaborate with team members, this is because everyone was working either with school or a project.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We validated the idea with local mines in Zambia & South Africa before we even began to develop the product. We pitched to a mining expert in Canada that has an interest in the product we are building. We purchased a domain & visual content.

What we learned

During the research for the user, organizational use care and learning activities, we learned that VR is one of the best ways to train industrial organizations that have a probability of high safety and health hazards. Virtual Reality campuses all forms of learning, visual, audio and tactile learning.

What's next for Ukusaambilila VR

Ukusaambilila VR will soon be on a road show, we have one Oculus Rift headset that we hope to utilize fully and showcase further the potential of our idea at this year's upcoming Mining Indaba in Cape Town, in Feb.

Built With

  • aws-sumerian
  • aws-polly
  • aws-cognito
  • aws-lex
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