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Second Life: A New Approach In Professional Education In The Study Of Work Safety.

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Viegas, S.C. ; Univ. Luterana do Brasil, Canoas, Brazil ; Santos, R.P.

The ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) are present with great intensity in education and has also presented highlighting the professional education with tools for data analysis, graphics, simulation, virtual reality and augmented reality. The knowledge gained with ICTs are used in practical activities in industrial operations. The student examines machine elements through simulations, yet during the practices with machines and equipment, errors occur from simple forgetfulness of use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), lack of parameters in the machinery, not removal of the ornaments the body, can somehow put at risk the life of the students in these settings wrong or manipulation of machinery and equipment that can cause accidents. Our proposal is to use a virtual reality tool specifically the SL (Second Life), having a friendly interface, programming features and usability features immersive, so we developed the simulation and representation of machine failures that could occur on the day of an industry. During the use of simulators in SL, the student learns from those mistakes in the virtual world, serving as a warning so it does not perform the same mistakes in the real world, where unsafe acts can danger your life up. The proposal also gives the possibility to use a machine for machining of smaller proportions built specifically for educational activities, plus devices that facilitate the use by PWD's (People with disabilities), connected to the virtual world.

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Latin America Transactions, IEEE (Revista IEEE America Latina)  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )