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Mission Critical Technologies

Paul Speight
Watch Manager at Leicestershire Fire & Rescue


Paul joined Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service in 1988, transferring into the Community Safety team, with references for VR and road safety

Paul looked into newly emerging VR technology which immerses participants in totally lifelike scenarios. Paul was successful in a funding bid to enable him to produce the first VR road safety film in Europe, the VF4-360, which is now being used across the world.

Paul will take you on a journey into VR over the last 18 months, specifically within the fire service. Paul will also look ahead into the not-too-distant future of VR and AR working with leading VR experts RiVR, they will look at the methods and practices being used to capture, create and design the training environments of the future.

Agenda Sessions

  • Wearable Technology Live Demo: Adapting to high-pressure harsh environments and replicating real-life scenarios with augmented reality