Alphanov's Pyla Training Centre has been selected as a finalist at the Prism Awards thanks to its new virtual reality innovation: the Immersive Photonics Lab.
The Prism Awards ceremony is the most prestigious international competition for innovative photonics technologies. Considered the "Oscars of photonics", this competition takes place every year in San Francisco, at the Photonics West show and is organized by Spie.
The Immersive Photonics Lab is a virtual reality application for photonics training developed by Pyla. Embedded in a virtual reality photonics laboratory, the learner develops the procedural skills necessary to master the professional technical gestures that a company may need This tool emulates all the equipment necessary to train professionals and students, everywhere, all the time and without the risk of injury or damage to equipment.
Innovative from both an educational and technological point of view, the Immersive Photonics Lab facilitates access to state-of-the-art photonics equipment. It participates in the dissemination of training programmes to address the shortage of skilled labour in the industry.
The benefits of this virtual reality technology are many:
Allow distance training.
The ability to guide learners on several levels.
Limit the downtime of equipment for training.
Reduce occupational risks for operators.
Preserve optical and mechanical components.
Make it easier to implement the training.
This new training tool has been nominated in the "Software" category of the Prism Awards competition. In view of the current health situation, this year's award ceremony will take place in a virtual way, on March 3, 2021.
Alphanov has already won this prestigious award in 2017 with the optical device of spectroscopy GoSpectro.
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