Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Publishes TEEX-Tested® Assessment Report on InVeris Training Solutions SURVIVR Virtual Reality Training System

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TEEX subject matter experts test InVeris SURVIVR

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Testing and Innovation Center recently published a TEEX-Tested® assessment report about InVeris Training Solutions SURVIVR virtual reality (VR) training system. TEEX-Tested® reports provide emergency response personnel and acquisition decision-makers with unbiased information about the product’s performance, functionality and reliability in the field.

During TEEX-Tested® assessments, TEEX assembles a panel of subject matter experts to evaluate products for public safety personnel, such as firefighters and law enforcement officers. Experts at TEEX then design realistic scenarios to test products in an environment where they would likely operate. The assessments take place at TEEX’s facilities at Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Texas A&M-RELLIS campus. TEEX is uniquely situated to offer these assessments, as TEEX leverages its facilities that provide realistic operational environments for testing and long-standing relationships with subject matter professionals.

In the InVeris Training Solutions SURVIVR assessment, TEEX’s subject matter experts evaluated the VR system’s effectiveness at training law enforcement officers in de-escalation and other situations. TEEX designed scenarios and invited current and former municipal, county and state law enforcement personnel to assess the tool. The two-trainee system tested by TEEX includes VR headsets, tracking sensors, computers and software, and a variety of weapons that operate realistically in the VR environment, including rifles, pistols, pepper spray and tasers.

Ray Ivie, director of the TEEX Testing and Innovation Center, stated, “TEEX is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in the public safety field. We believe that virtual and augmented reality systems can provide valuable training to students and operators in challenging yet safe environments. Through VR systems, trainees can enter dynamic environments that may be difficult or dangerous to replicate. I believe we will see more VR and AR devices used for training, as we have seen recently in military aviation.”

To read the new report on InVeris Training Solutions SURVIVR system and other TEEX-Tested Reports, see https://teexinnovation.com/teex-tested-reports/. For more information or to learn how TEEX’s Testing and Innovation Center can assist you, contact [email protected] or call (979) 500-6946.  

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