MindForge Update No. 16 / by Stokes McIntyre

As the collection of MindForge products grows, our updates keep getting longer and longer - and that’s a good thing! While we are extremely excited about all our different initiatives, we do want to respect everyone’s time and keep these updates focused. So now, every couple of weeks, we’ll target one of our products and highlight the progress we’ve made with it.

Today, we’re showcasing the harness inspection portion of our CLS Harness training. Below, you’ll see a video of our harness inspection proof of concept. In the video, you’ll notice that trainees can view the harness in its entirety, and they can also jump in to inspect various critical spots closely. Important training functionalities include being able to zoom in and out, bend or flex the webbing to get a closer look at its fibers, view the underside of the webbing, and rate each inspection point as “Good” or “Poor” condition before giving the harness an overall grade. There are a few small items we’re still ironing out (for example, you’ll notice the red target in the middle of the screen at times, which will not be there in the finished product), but overall, this is essentially a fully functional proof of concept that we can build the rest of the CLS Harness course around. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Other News:

One of our objectives is to fill out the MindForge training library with third-party, best-in-class training that will sit alongside MindForge training and provide a diverse training curriculum for MindForge users. Over the last year or so, we’ve been fortunate to form relationships with several groups that are also developing construction training. Here’s an update about a few of these relationships and the benefits we’re seeing from their development:

  • Simcoach Games builds small video games that introduce potential workers to the construction industry and target specific skills and safety practices that workers need. We’re working with them to add their training to the MindForge Platform in an effort to fill out our training library.

  • In a similar way, we’re working with a group from Purdue University to add a Virtual Reality Working at Heights training program they have developed onto the MindForge Platform as well.

  • Lastly, we mentioned a little while back that we have begun working with Trivie, a company that makes quizzing apps. This work has led to the development of a pilot program for a training app that will promote the retention of knowledge around the subject of working at heights. If you would be interested in participating in this pilot program, get in touch with Stokes at Stokes.M@IRMI.com.

We’ll continue keeping you updated as we reach more milestones. Thanks once again for your support, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to know!

All the best,

The MindForge Team