The CROSH Workplace Simulator is a one-of-a-kind facility providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for the design of research studies or service contracts that solve real-world workplace problems through work-task simulation. The Workplace Simulator consists of four components: a robotic vibration and motion platform, a virtual reality eye-tracking system, a metabolic cart, and an environmental chamber. It is the only lab in the world capable of combining these pieces of equipment into one integrated system. Together, or individually, the Workplace Simulator and its components can precisely and reliably recreate workplace conditions, enabling the testing of equipment, systems, and people in standardized laboratory conditions.

Robotic vibrating platform called a rotopod

Robotic Platform

The Robotic Platform, or rotopod, operates in six-degrees of freedom to recreate the vibration and motion of equipment in the field.  Among other capabilities, the platform can be used to test the effectiveness of materials and clothing in mitigating vibration exposure and risk to people and equipment.

virtual reality goggles next to eye-tracking glasses

Virtual Reality Eye-Tracker

The Virtual Reality Eye-Tracker provides performance metrics to evaluate equipment design and policy interventions. Situational Awareness can be tested in the immersive VR equipment operation simulation. The Eye-Tracker glasses track the user’s pupils to determine what they are looking at any moment, enabling training and performance evaluation.

Metabolic cart

Metabolic Cart

The Metabolic Cart, or Cardiorespiratory Diagnostic System, performs comprehensive pulmonary function tests and true breath-by-breath metabolic analyses. With capabilities including Exercise Testing, Spirometry, and Weight Management Monitoring, the Metabolic Cart has applications in both the occupational and personal fitness fields.

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Environmental Chamber

The Environmental Chamber can be set to precise hot or cold temperature and humidity levels, enabling testing and measurements under realistic environmental conditions. Applications range from exercise science and human physiology to recreating the specific ambient conditions of a workplace for occupational fitness evaluations.

The Workplace Simulator components can be used together or separately in multiple configurations. All four can be combined to accurately recreate field or workplace conditions within a controlled laboratory environment that is unlike any other in the world. The simulator provides clients with a unique opportunity to collect data, conduct experiments, measure human physiological variables, and evaluate materials, equipment, and personnel.

Contact us to learn how your organization can benefit from the capabilities of the Workplace Simulator.