Serious Labs Expands VR Training Capability with Universal Motion Base

Serious Labs Expands VR Training Capability with Universal Motion Base

Serious Labs unveiled its next technology innovation for VR training simulation at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020: the Universal Motion Base, which can be adapted for a wide variety of heavy equipment simulators, including telehandlers and forklifts. 

The UMB comes standard with an operator’s seat, a custom-tuned D-Box actuator system for motion-feedback, and a slide-lock attachment system that is focused on operator comfort during equipment training. The UMB’s design offers logical options for equipment controls, including a steering column or control handles, multiple pedal options, and attachment points on either side of the operator to accommodate all future equipment types. 

The company is currently in a pilot phase to develop forklift simulators with United Rentals using the UMB.

“We are really excited about our latest innovation,” said Jim Colvin, CEO, Serious Labs. “Because of its versatility, the UMB has opened a wide door for us to have conversations with any number of equipment manufacturers or industry regulators whereby we could build training simulators, no matter what industry they are in or where in the world they are located.”

As the company develops additional equipment simulators on top of the UMB, the D-Box actuator can match the equipment’s natural movement and characteristics to ensure it provides critical motion responses. This will help to mitigate cybersickness, a problem found with many simulators on the market today.

At ConExpo, from March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Colvin is also presenting "Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Work: Are You Ready for the New Realities?" in the Westgate Ballroom C on March 12 at 3 p.m. Serious Labs board member Brad Boehler will also present an educational session on March 11 at 11 a.m., “Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Construction Technology” in Westgate Pavilion 9. An education pass is required for both sessions.

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