Meltdown averted: How VR headsets are making nuclear power plants safer

ZDNet | Aug 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
  • HBO’s Chernobyl brought, with heart pumping verisimilitude, renewed attention to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
  • For that reason, as well as to stave off future accidents, nuclear power plants around the world spend millions annually to build physical simulators where power plant operators can practice different training exercises, from small disturbances, such as a pipe leak, to severe accidents resulting from an earthquake or fire.
  • For all the potential advantages of VR, however, the use specific use case of nuclear plant control room simulators has been impractical to date.