Using Virtual Worlds to Solve Real World Problems…Like Preventing Bridge Collapses

The National Highway Administration is using Virtual World technology to prevent bridges from collapsing.   The Virtual Bridge Compter Based Training puts students in a 3-D graphically enriched environment to check a bridge's conditions. The virtual world simulates real life bridge defects without putting the students in real world danger.   Meredith Perkins is the Senior Instructional Systems Designer at Sevatec a contractor for the National Highway Institute. She told Chris Dorobek on the Dorobek Insider Program why these technologies are so important. Meredith Perkins talks Virtual Worlds with Chris Dorobek by cdorobek   What do you think, are the virtual worlds a good idea or just a waste of money? To listen to Meredith's full interview you can catch the full radio show at GovLoop Insights or your can subscribe to our itunes channel.
And don't miss our interview with Paulette Robinson where we talk about the upcoming Virtual Worlds Conference: It's not outer space...but it is a Virtual World.
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