Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Prepared for the department by Novus Res
|Virtual reality to support FMD training PDF||67||1.9 MB|
|Virtual reality to support FMD training DOCX||67||8.5 MB|
If you have difficulty accessing this file, visit web accessibility for assistance.
This report is the outcome of a Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry request for a review of virtual reality (VR) and how the technology could be implemented in support of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) training.
The primary objective of the report is to describe how VR could be used to create cost-effective and expandable training applications for the animal handling and biosecurity sectors that can be rolled out to a larger section of the animal handling industry. It focusses on how the technology can be used for training in the early-stage detection and investigation of suspected FMD cases. The findings of the report are supported by a demonstration VR application.
Next steps and further information
The second phase of the VR to support FMD training project is underway. Phase 2 involves trialling an updated VR experience that operates on the Meta Quest 2 headset (formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2).
The results of these trials will be summarised in a follow-up report that we plan to add to this page in early 2023. This report will assist animal biosecurity training organisations interested in using VR to supplement their existing training.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org