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BizAR Reality: Mining Innovation Showcase – 2nd Runner Up

At the beginning of 2021, the Minerals Council and Harmony, in partnership with RIIS, set out to identify ready-to-implement training innovations for piloting in Harmony’s operational context.

The Reimagining Training in Mining Innovation Showcase challenge investigated the use of technology in training to upskill and reskill the mining workforce effectively for the fourth industrial revolution.

BizAR Reality’s FusionMine virtual reality training platform uses the latest VR software and hardware to provide trainees with accurate exposure to on-site working conditions and the associated risks. Each virtual reality training course is custom developed and designed as a multi-layered experience that helps individuals and teams develop and perfect new skills through practice and repetition. Advanced tracking mechanisms monitor trainee’s behavioural data within the virtual reality environment and provide management with a better understanding of how trainees perform tasks and address risks.