WorkSafe Virtual Reality (2015)

WorkSafe Saskatchewan had us concept and develop a memorable experience for patrons. A mobile work bench unfolds on site to create the experience of sliding a board into a table saw while a job site box opens up to present an Oculus virtual reality headset which, when worn, turns the simple work bench into a real table saw where the board goes out of control and your hand makes its way into the saw.

A fully custom setup modeled around popular Oculus demos which create a real sense of presence, this is something completely novel that kept the patrons engaged and amazed and created ambassadors out of every visitor on site - patrons recruiting more patrons just to see what we had to offer.

No buttons, no switches, no confusion. Everything is pre-wired and stored in foam cutouts. Simply supply power and the Oculus comes to life ready to create a memorable experience. Some custom soldered cabling and a full ventilation system allowed the creation of a truly polished product.

I did the initial research into virtual reality hardware and equipment and presented some concepts internally. I worked with all the interested parties through all stages of development. I sourced the hardware and other components and created the mobile box for deploying the virtual reality experience to various sites including all physical modifications, electrical wiring, and other components.

Client WorkSafe Saskatchewan
Employer Captive
Design Vic Roman
Other Production Talking Dog Studios