Virtual Reality: Training for the Future

Virtual Reality is an opportunity in many areas, such as the training of corporate staff, surgeons, students and academics. Indeed, several studies have demonstrated the advantages of using VR goggles in learning. Solutions that make the training process more effective, more complete, interactive.

Virtual Reality training also reduces costs for companies and risks for operators working in “mission critical” situations. It also improves feedback from both professionals and students.
The most competitive and innovative companies, strengthened by the results of training with Virtual Reality, continue to invest in this immersive technology.

How VR Devices Improve Training

Virtual Reality is among the most impactful tools for training workers, doctors and students. VR headsets have actually entered companies, schools, universities, as well as hospitals. The experiences of users wearing glasses, gloves and hi-tech suits, involve all the senses, especially sight and hearing.

The research on devices and Virtual Reality continues, so much so that we are working to develop solutions that also involve smell and touch. The goal? To increase the sense of immersion in a completely virtual yet ralistic environment.

Devices in VR will also be cheaper, lighter, more efficient and innovative. Among them is the full tactile Teslasuit – already used by NASA astronauts – which enhances immersion through touch. It is equipped with motion capture and biometric sensors to measure, for example, the wearer’s heart rate and perspiration especially in situations of danger or stress.

Training and Jobs of the Future: More Effective Learning in VR

Traditional methods for training are poor compared to those relying on VR. Thus, technology becomes a tool to improve learning (learning time is reduced by a third), memorization of concepts, development of skills and abilities.
Users wearing virtual reality devices enter an environment created to enhance the impact of information on our intellectual and cognitive system. They experience the world as if it were real, precisely because their senses are involved.

Recent research has shown that training with goggles and other VR devices is excellent for stimulating the learning process and storing knowledge. The efficiency of feedback provided by workers and students is among one of the benefits of VR training. So much so that the most innovative companies have now diverted all training towards immersive technologies.

The results? With VR headsets used in training at United Rental, a North American rental leader, training time for its salespeople has dropped by 40%.

Jobs of the Future, VR Training for More Accurate Interventions

In the medical field, training surgeons with Virtual Reality is making great leaps forward, opening up this industry to the new frontier of smart Healthcare. Studies have shown that after participating in VR training, surgeons performed surgeries 29% faster than their colleagues trained using traditional methods, such as e-learning and traditional classroom.

The accuracy of surgeries is corroborated by many studies, such as the one conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland. It was shown that participants trained with virtual technology made 41% fewer errors than those trained in traditional ways.

Also the movements of the trainees during surgical operations were positively affected. After training with VR devices, they were 70% more efficient, and their feedback was 9% better than those who had undergone traditional training.

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