Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences has already participated in some XR Effect projects. This led to publications of research papers on “immersion and presence” by Prof Ilona Heldal and Ms Cecilia Hammar Wijkmark.
Experiencing Immersive VR Simulation for Firefighter Skills Training
The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences have done research on the experience of immersive VR extinguishing compared to previous Hot-Fire Live-Simulation (HF-LS).
Introducing VR for Firefighter Skills Training Opinions from Sweden and Brazil
The emergence of immersive virtual reality (IVR) technologies has raised interest in the use of fire and rescue services (FRS) as a supplement to the established practice-based hot fire-live simulation (HF-LS) training.