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As a construction occupational safety training tool, traditional Virtual reality (VR) simulations can provide workers safe and controlled experiences of unsafe scenarios. However, they are expensive and time-consuming to develop and often do not offer true representations of real-world conditions. The research team used augmented panoramic captured images  of real construction jobsites to create PARS (PAnoramas of Reality for Safety), a hazard-identification training tool based on panoramas of reality, which enables learners to navigate, observe, and identify hazards in the complex context of real construction sites. The team then tested its performance against those of a traditional VR-based system.


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