Virtual reality has evolved from gaming experience to attain real-life applications across industries. It is a trusted tool for design and developing safety training applications. Humans can retain information via audio-visual methods well, and virtual reality and augmented reality technologies aid even higher levels of understanding and retention. This has been tested by various educational institutes and even corporates, for human resource development and training.
Virtual reality solutions have slowly gained popularity among Non-Gaming Applications as well. For their ease and convenience in usage, interactive capability and engaging platform.
Applications in a hazardous line of work
There are various industries such as mining, manufacturing, construction, real estate development etc. wherein heavy machinery is used by the workers to execute tasks on a daily basis. Corporates generally dedicate a significant amount of time and monetary resources in order to educate and train new employees, before they step into their job roles. As they are not desk jobs but about the operation of heavy machinery, the training is technical and mechanical.
VR tools are increasingly being preferred by corporates to impart training in hazardous industries like construction and mining (Industrial VR training). Apart from training employees on the use of machinery, Training through virtual reality is also being used for accident prevention training (Safety VR training). Safety drills and procedures explained through VR tools have been discovered to be far more effective than textual or even audiovisual training. This is because VR training appeals to the emotional tangent of employees, and it is also retained better.
For example: explaining to an employee about a fire safety procedure in the form of a booklet or presentation would not be as engaging as having him watch a five-minute VR presentation on the same subject. In the latter case, he would experience the emotions of fear, adrenaline, and action likewise to putting himself in the shoes of a possible fire accident struck individual. Also, the steps to safety would get imbibed in his system, as he would retain the information imparted much better.
Another popular application of VR technology is for on the job training for employees in hazardous industries. Assembly line productions and process manufacturing units often apply virtual reality to train employees on the various machines’ usage for production of end products. Accidents are a common feature of the shop floor, and the education of employees regarding safety procedures is absolutely essential. Corporates are increasingly using VR as an effective tool for training and development of employees for accident prevention and job training.
CHRP-INDIA provides XR based solutions and after-market services. We work with technologies like Steam VR, Vive, Unreal Engine and Unity to give businesses world-class immersive technology solutions. We have a deep domain experience in Industrial / Engineering industry, where VR can be leveraged to enhance the level of efficacy in training on Safety Awareness, Equipment Operations, Service/Troubleshooting, and Maintenance Training.
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