You want to onboard new employees, or train blue-collar workers to operate complex machinery without any risk to their safety or your resources. You need platforms that negate language barriers and short attention spans, and isolate people in stimulating and transportive learning environments. Maybe, you want to cultivate a greater sense of teamwork, so that abstract designs can be visualized in ways that maximise productivity.
VR enables immersion bereft of external distraction by immersing users inside a digital (or photographic) world with a head-mounted display. The use of controllers, which use real-time tracking, enables users to interact with precision, and have total control of the digital world. Not only does VR boast higher levels of engagement than traditional media or other digital platforms, but it enables improved learning with higher levels of retention. With the opportunity to replicate training experiences at scale with reduced cost, and have trainees run simulations over and over, VR has proven it’s not just a gimmick.
If you want to fuse the real with the virtual, augmented reality is a technology that offers situational context improved with digital assistance. Anything that is an image can be a trigger, so pre-existing training materials or installations can be updated with more media like 3D models or videos. Objects can also be recognised by computer vision, so your machinery, for instance, can have a digital counterpart with interactive annotations.