Immersive reality technologies, especially VR and AR, have already been implemented in training and industry to assist workers in their daily operations as well as improving their knowledge and skill set.
AR is currently being used in fighter pilot operation to display dashboard figures in front of them like speed and fuel, as well as modelling for architects. When it comes to training, hardware like the Microsoft HoloLens can be used to overlay information or holograms in front of people’s eyes to teach, explain next steps or show relevant data to a specific scenario. Mobile AR works in the same way by using your phone or tablet screen to overlay new information into the world around you while using its camera. This is a lot less immersive though the simplicity of using it on a day to day device allows for training, anywhere, anytime.
VR is also being used to imitate scenarios in training as well as eliminating risk in what would be dangerous situations, for example, wind turbine repair. Unusual scenarios can also be better prepared for, for example, turbulent weather for a commercial pilot. Mobile VR is a lot more portable than PC VR so can be used for an “as when needed” basis. Mobile VR is also a lot cheaper so can be distributed a lot more readily within a work environment. Driving instructor schools would have enormous potential in VR training, by using a car setup in real world environments, to understand things from clutch control to risk assessment.
AR and VR training can allow large numbers of people to be trained simultaneously within a virtual setting which would reduce cost in the long term while guaranteeing all employees are receiving the same level experience and amount of knowledge.
Situations where AR and VR training can be used, include:
- Tactics and planning scenario creation; wargames and battle simulations.
- Vehicle and situational training recreations.
- Soldiers can see information tagged onto objects in the real world. Friendly soldiers, orders distance markers etc.
Engineering and Construction
- Build, test and verify designs.
- Prototyping, design for maintenance and assembly.
- Create interactive walk-throughs for a sense of how a finished project will work.
Safety and Rescue Operations
- AR allows workers to see relevant, actionable data when and where they need it.
- Overlaying augmented work instructions to show workers how something should be fixed or assembled in real time.
- Communication with customers and other people within the company.
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