Forklift Simulator Enhances Training, Reduces Injuries

A newly-developed enhancement to forklift training will soon be available. Its creator says it will cut down on injuries and deaths related to material handling.

A first-of-its-kind virtual reality forklift simulator has been developed by Tactus Technologies. It allows operators to practice using a forklift by means of a video game steering wheel, joysticks and pedals. It simulates typical work environments such as warehouses and elevators.

forklift training via video game

Up until now, forklift training has been completely passive. This new technology allows for a training environment that is both safe and interactive. Hopes are that forklift repairs and accidents will drop significantly once the simulator is on the market.

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