Contextualizing Construction Accident Reports in Virtual Environments for Safety Education

Map interface within educational virtual environment


Safety education is important in the construction industry. While research has been done on virtual environments for construction safety education, there is no set method for effectively contextualizing safety information and engaging students. In this research, we study the design of virtual environments to represent construction accident reports provided by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). We looked at different designs to contextualize the report data through space, visuals, and text. Users can explore the environment and interact through immersive virtual reality to learn more about a particular accident.

In Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) VR Poster Proceedings
Alyssa Peña
Big Data Engineer

I have a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Visualization from Texas A&M. Outside of work, I am participating in Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science Computer Science program to further my knowledge in Explainable AI and computer science fundamentals. In my free time I create traditional artwork, run, bike ride, and explore new places.