GS E&C to work with VentaVR to provide metaverse safety education

Kim Joo-heon Reporter() | Posted : September 1, 2021, 16:40 | Updated : September 2, 2021, 08:04

[Courtesy of GS E&C]

SEOUL -- GS E&C, a major builder in South Korea, teamed up with VentaVR, a domestic virtual reality content developer, to meet increasing demands for metaverse-based safety education content. They will jointly provide a range of virtual reality content to raise awareness about safety accidents.

The metaverse is a digital world that offers firsthand experiences, created by the convergence of physical reality and virtual spaces. According to South Korea's National Assembly Research Service, the global metaverse market will surge from 34.1 trillion won ($30.7 billion) in 2021 to 856 trillion won in 2024.

GS E&C said in a statement on September 1 that the company signed a memorandum of understanding with VentaVR to develop safety education content using virtual reality (VR) technologies. Through the partnership, the two companies will develop hands-on training programs with the aim of avoiding common accidents in construction industries.

"We expect to have high-quality educational effects," an unnamed GS E&C official was quoted as saying. GS E&C will organize visual content from various perspectives and raise awareness of safety accidents through vivid VR experiences.

Through super-fast 5G networks, metaverse platforms are widely used in the education sector. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education is also operating metaverse-based science classes for about 2,100 elementary and middle school students to explore a virtual exhibition hall called "Gather Town" with their own avatars.
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