Part of the research area of risk and safety is acceptance testing. This field concerns itself with the acceptance of risks within processes and systems. Common in the study is the use of virtual reality (VR) for advanced simulations.

VR goggle from the HTC Vive

Virtual Reality (VR) and simulations

Virtual reality allows for the creation of highly immersive simulations, in which the participants often forget that they are partaking in a study. This allows for the observation of more genuine behavior in a highly flexible setting without risking the safety of the participant. Risk and safety researchers therefore often use VR and may supplement it with questionnaires or physiological measurements.