SIMSAFE is the future of safe, economical, mobile and engaging fire extinguisher education. This dynamic experience leverages the futuristic technology of virtual reality to not only educate participants on how to handle a fire extinguisher during a variety of common household fires, but challenges them to extinguish the fire themselves within a completely realistic, yet simulated environment.
Together, Gravity Jack Inc. and the Spokane Valley Fire Department created a strategic partnership to develop an application that first trains participants and then allows them to extinguish a virtual fire using the tried and true P.A.S.S. (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep) technique. Additionally, the fully immersive VR environment will:
- Observe a user's technique
- Track the time it takes to extinguish the fire
- Calculate how much of the extinguisher was used in the progress
- AND provide a final score based on the above metrics.
Want to bring the advantages of SIMSAFE VR training to your home, office, or school? Speak with a member of the Gravity Jack team today!
This unique training experience takes place in a realistic 3D virtual environment where either a stove top or a trash can are engulfed in flames. Similar to actual fires, we don't pick and choose where they occur so SIMSAFE provides a randomized option that ensures its participants are always on their toes. However, prior to any fires being started, participants are fully trained on how to operate the VIVE Focus Pro Plus VR headset and the P.A.S.S. technique of how to properly extinguish a fire. Once the user has either properly put out the fire or run out of extinguishant and failed, an end screen appears providing helpful insight as to how well they did. Users will also be advised when to fight the flames or flee and allow the fire department to take over.
All that said, Gravity Jack and the Spokane Valley Fire Department are committed to bringing more features to the SIMSAFE experience. How?
SCREENSHOTS FROM THE
EXPERIENCE FEATURING THE KITCHEN
STOVETOP FIRE SIMULATION
Stovetop fires can happen when we least expect and they can escalate very quickly. Since stovetops are a very common household appliance that we use seemingly on a daily basis, we found it very important to include this simulation in the initial launch of SIMSAFE.
TRASH FIRE SIMULATION
Fires that occur in the trash need to be snuffed out quickly and efficiently. SIMSAFE provides proper guidance on how to take immediate action on a fire that can occur in any room within a house, school, apartment, or office.
GETTING TO KNOW THE
VIVE FOCUS PRO PLUS
We chose the VIVE Pro Focus Plus VR headset because it comes at a reasonable price tag for its features, but also because it is specifically designed for heavy commercial use. The fact that it is not tethered to any additional equipment and its lightweight design make it the perfect option for training lessons on the go in a variety of settings. The VIVE Pro is also the top of the line when it comes to high performing resolution allowing SIMSAFE participants to see all of the fine details within their 3D environment.
If you would like to display the VR experience on an external monitor for onlookers to watch, Gravity Jack is comfortable with several different porting methods to help make that happen. Depending on the experience a different method may need to be applied and Gravity Jack will consult you on the best porting practices based on your project's needs.
MADE IN THE USA
Built by the Gravity Jack team, proudly located in Spokane, Washington. Our team is entirely comprised of software developers living right here in the U.S.A.
This package includes 1 VIVE Focus Plus headset and the two corresponding handheld controllers. The hardware comes with the SIMSAFE app already uploaded and includes 6 FREE months of app updates and new experiences. The starter package itself is best for more intimate training settings where participants can take turns using the hardware.
This package includes 3 different VIVE headsets and corresponding controllers. Like the Starter Package, SIMSAFE will be uploaded on all three devices and includes the 6 FREE months of app updates and new experiences. This experience is better for larger settings where multiple participants can be trained and challenged to extinguish the fire at the same time.
SIMSAFE IS GREAT
SIMSAFE does away with archaic measures by providing a portable, yet immersive experience. VR training is as simple as plug and play, working in literally any room with ample space.
No accelerants, no fumes, no cleanup. SIMSAFE is fit for all users, young and not so young. To parents, ask yourself: What are the odds I'd hand my kid a fire extinguisher and drop them in front of an actual burning fire? With the power of VR, even grandma can learn to douse flames, risk free.
But don't take our word for it; seeing is believing after all.