Virtual reality is increasingly being used for training, VR onboarding and simulations. Training with VR is a cheaper and often more efficient way. In addition, there are many more advantages to training staff with VR. In this article you will read about the best examples of using VR for training in 2021.
1. Air base security | Use of force VR training
At Hill Air Force Base, security guards use virtual reality to train how to act in high-pressure situations. In these training scenarios, it is important to know when to use force and when not to. It is possible for the digital characters to become aggressive or use violence. This must be responded to appropriately.
Consistent training on how to make the right decisions is crucial for air base personnel.
2. US Air force | Medical VR training
The US Air Force and US Space Force are partnering with SimX to develop training for special operation forces.
The purpose of the VR training is to train medical transfers between different care teams. In the dynamic training, the trainee enters a realistic environment, with operations during the day or in the middle of the night.
The USAF and USSF learn about medical techniques, tactics and protocols during the training sessions. The overall goal is to give all special operations troops knowledge about providing medical care in the field.
3. BMW | Safety VR training
Part of the training includes setting up factories more efficiently on the basis of lean production. BMW uses 3D scans to create a realistic environment and input from participants to continuously improve the training.
The employees can train at their own pace, the involvement is high and the training provides increased efficiency, according to BMW.
4. Audi | Logistics VR training
Employees at Audi work with complicated systems, something that must be done carefully. Errors therefore occur every day. The car manufacturer is now using virtual reality to improve the error rate.
In VR, logistics workers train via a “pick by light” system to select and assemble the right parts. As the employee progresses, the ‘pick by light’ training sessions become increasingly difficult.
The fun factor of the training sessions makes it very popular with employees. Eventually, the tasks have to be done without help. This increases the motivation and ambition of the employees.
5. BP | Offshore VR training
Working safely on offshore platforms is of great importance, however, this is difficult to train. Energy company BP uses VR training to efficiently train employees onshore.
In the so-called immersive simulation environment, personnel learn to handle complex procedures in a safe environment. In it, staff learns to communicate well and remove human error.
BP has now successfully trained thousands of employees. This has made work on the drilling rigs safer. The company now wants to use VR in other training courses as well.
6. Safeway | Offshore VR simulation
The Safeway company specializes in managing and engineering freight handling. Safeway was looking for a quick and efficient solution to train new employees.
The company uses a system to transport personnel and goods from the drilling rig to the ship. VR Owl simulated these exercises for them, such as telescoping, which is transporting people and goods. The virtual reality simulation works with a laptop and 2 joysticks which makes the setup mobile and affordable.
The VR simulation reduces the use of people and equipment, which reduces costs and the impact on the environment.
7. Erasmus MC | Doctors VR training
Starting in October 2021, Erasmus MC will practice in virtual reality with the rare and acute situation of resuscitation after open-heart surgery.
In the virtual world, the doctor sees the patient lying in front of him. Together with his team he has to go through all the steps of the protocol for resuscitation after cardiac surgery. In the “real” world, there is little room for training with such a situation, as action must be taken quickly.
With the help of this type of VR training, group sessions no longer need to be organized, but can be practiced in one’s own time.
8. VieCuri Hospital | Nurse AR training
Nurses at VieCuri Hospital in Venlo are using augmented reality training. In this AR training, nurses learn to better treat patients with corona symptoms.
In the training, a hologram of a patient with corona symptoms is projected using a Microsoft Hololens 2. The nurses must then assess the status of the patient and take action where necessary.
According to simulation trainer Henk van Leeuwen, the use of the Hololens is a fantastic addition to current training methods.
9. Antwerp police department | Police VR simulation
The Antwerp police are using virtual reality to counter the feeling of being ethnically profiled among citizens. For example, they learn how to search someone correctly.
In the VR training, the inspectors are faced with real-life scenarios. For example, they must make the choice to stop a group of young people or a woman with a baby carriage.
Thanks to the VR training, the officers can better empathize with the citizen, because the training provides insight into what impact which type of approach has on a controlled person.
10. Central Buck Police | Police VR training
The Central Bucks police in America will start using virtual reality training in 2022. In this VR training, officers will learn to deal with scenarios in which they must de-escalate to ensure that all involved are safe.
The goal is to help officers recognize aggressive behavior and prevent it from escalating. In the virtual world, officers encounter people with emotional or mental health crises.
Implementing this new de-escalation training strategy will reduce the risk of injury to officers and citizens. In addition, it is expected to reduce complaints and liability for the department.
Discover the possibilities!
VR training gives companies the opportunity to train staff more easily. Training through virtual reality is more efficient, cheaper and more accessible than classical training methods.
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