Virtual Reality Training

Posted by fareed shakir on May 11th, 2021

Virtual Reality is a replicated experience that is quite similar to but totally different from the actual world. Virtual Reality technology has been around for a long time, but has just gained more popularity in many corporate training and in activities like movies, sports education and gaming. Based on statistics, a rough calculation shows that over 42 million people make use of this technology. Virtual reality has become a useful and helpful tool that enables learners to engage in real life scenarios in an artificial environment.

In addition, VR is not limited to improving the skills of employees or corporations that adopt this technology; Virtual Reality also saves lives. Fire hazard causes a great degree of damage. However, if the right measures are put in place, it can easily be averted or reduce the extent of the damage. This is the motive behind Virtual Reality fire extinguisher training.  This training allows users to use fire extinguisher and other fire equipment before proceeding to the field.  

Virtual Reality has made the fire safety companies and even amateurs show more interest in learning the smart and safe way to act during a fire outburst. According to statistics, people that learned fire safety procedures with virtual reality had higher retention and efficacy when compared with those that learned theoretically or with videos.

How does Virtual Reality Training work?

Virtual Reality (VR) is the digital response of actual life scenario for the purpose of training and further development.  It is the digital stimulation of a three dimensional real object or picture. The scenario feels like you’re in a real environment when you’re using some special electronic equipment such as a virtual reality headset.

Learners perceive lifelike sounds and sight, this makes VR training experience look like you’re in the physical world. Users have the chance to relate to objects, machines, locations and also to people. These interconnections allow users or learners to be pragmatic while applying skills and also prevent learners from precarious risks if it were to be real.

Which organization mostly uses VR for training purpose?

From research, high-risked industries and profession was principally the pioneer of virtual training. This is because; a little mistake can lead to lethal disaster. Industries such as healthcare, Military and manufacturing were the initial adopters of virtual training. Although, VR training is not meant for high-risked industries only; a lot of corporate organization all over the world have adopted this technology to educate and train their employees.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Virtual Reality training?

With VR learning, repetition is allowed. And when learners go over and over again, perfection and excellence is guaranteed. For example, surgeons practice risky operations that could have been done on humans with VR and they also get feedback on their performance. And with that they have a better understanding of the operation.

People hardly remember what they have read but what is practiced stays forever. VR aids memory retention. Conclusively, Virtual reality allows users from different areas to train repeatedly in an artificial environment before proceeding to the real life situations.

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