First XR prototype of remote operation for collecting user feedback

Project partner VTT has been developing a Mixed Reality application for the EU-funded THEIA-XR project, that aims to enhance operators' awareness when controlling off-highway machinery.

The demo makes use of a Varjo XR-3 headset to show real-world objects in a virtual scene, in which the user can operate a realistic representation of a Reach Stacker from Kalmar. Thanks to the Ultraleap sensor on the XR-3, the user can interact with a virtual hand menu to freely move around the scene, while a real joystick controller lets them operate the Reach Stacker.

VTT had the chance to have a first user test and collect a lot of useful feedback, which is the main driver of the redesign process that has already started.

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