Articulated boom lift/ 
Aerial work platform

Virtual Reality Simulation Training

The ITI VR Aerial Work Platform (AWP) is an articulated boom lift simulator designed for operator training, assessments and recertification, and is used in tandem with classroom and traditional training programs. Course curriculum includes control familiarization, basic driving skills, and a wide range of operational scenarios. 

Key Features

  1. Full motion unit allows the operator to experience the feeling of being in an elevated basket
  2. Industry standard control panel develops accurate muscle memory
  3. Virtual Reality immerses the learner in the environment and closes the gap between real-world operation and training
  4. Best-in-class training scenarios teach hands-on skills efficiently and comprehensively
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Maximum Portability


Desktop Hardware
Convenient, Cost-Effective

The desktop VR simulator can be attached to almost any desk surface. Units are completely portable and can be checked as standard luggage on any passenger flight.

Motion-Base Hardware
Fully Immersive, Full-Body Control

The motion base VR simulator provides a true crane cab experience that includes responsive foot pedals, operator chair, robust hand controls, and full-motion platform.



Hardware Features

Oculus Rift HMD - Full immersion virtual reality headset
  • 2160x1200 (1080x1200 per eye), 90 Hz display
  • 100 degree field of view
  • 360 degree positional tracking
OEM Controls
  • Control panel accurately recreates the layout, feel, and labeling of the real-world aerial work platforms
  • Unit controller is modular, allowing for ease of servicing as well and customization
  • Handholds provide safety, comfort and stability to the operator
Universal Motion Base (750lb capacity, 350lb operator limit)
  • Motion base platform designed around a universal chassis containing all primary electronics and 4 high speed electric actuators
  • Small Footprint (4’ by 8’ including tracking volume), convenient size for any training environment
  • Handholds provide safety, comfort and stability to the operator

Learning Objectives
The learner will experience situations that would not be practical or safe to demonstrate in the real-world, including:
  • Navigating tight corners - Prevents equipment damage and personnel injury due to common basket collisions
  • Directional arrows - AWP controls are relative to the chassis, not the basket – new operators often overlook directional arrows to orientate the controls, causing movement in undesired directions
  • Complex basket positioning - The simulator includes scenarios otherwise impractical for safe hands-on training, including overhead hazards, powerlines, and steep inclines
  • Hazardous placement - The simulator forces the trainee to position the AWP according to best practices, avoiding common shortcuts and reducing the risk of real-world tip-over incidents
The AWP VR Simulator Addresses Common Safety Hazards
  • Ensures trainees complete scenarios through the application of best practices, reducing the possibility of ejection or tip-over. Goals are achieved by reaching over hazardous slopes, lowering the boom before driving to a new location, and navigating rough terrain correctly and from an appropriate angle.
  • Places the trainee in a situation where they do not know their current orientation and must use arrow guides to ensure the controls will move them in the desired direction. This scenario replicates a hazardous situation that can happen after hours of work and distraction in the field.
  • Navigating in areas where the trainee must be aware of real-world hazards, especially power lines and unsafe ground conditions.
  • Understanding complex navigation scenarios where the length of the AWP’s boom can result in collisions, entrapment, or pinch hazards.

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