Hector VR

Hector VR aims to provide drivers with important information to help them make an informed decision about their driving in a completely private, safe and non-intrusive environment. With the support of trained staff, participants will become immersed in the experience of ‘driving’ a virtual vehicle through popular locations in Inverell.


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What is the project?

This project has developed, “from the ground up,” a Virtual Reality (VR) driving simulator for older drivers. The simulator has the capability to monitor and record driver performance information using a series of health and performance metrics during the virtual driving experience…

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The Background

Driving is the key to independence for many adults. However, the ability to drive safely can begin to decline in older drivers, and therefore there was a need to strike a balance between continued independence of individual drivers and broader considerations of general road safety…

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How will this help older drivers?

This project assists older drivers by harnessing emerging VR technology to give older drivers the opportunity to drive in a safe, low-risk “virtual” environment…

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Award Winning

Hector VR has been represented at a range of innovation and technology awards since its release in November 2018. From Singapore to Australia, Hector VR is driving rural aged care

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Driving with Dementia

The VR driving simulator has beenn designed for older people with medical conditions such as dementia. The simulator has virtual driving scenarios modelled on the local township of Inverell, where McLean Care® provides home and community care services, residential aged care and independent living services, includes important local buildings and landmarks to make the user’s experience as realistic as possible…

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What does the user experience?

The user experience has been designed to mimic real life driving as much as possible.

A number of considerations have been factored into the design of the simulator to ensure it’s very user-friendly and accessible for older drivers, including those with mobility issues…


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