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VIRTUAL REALITY AND ITS BENEFITS IN THE STAFF TRAINING FIELD

The use of VR has extended itself to the point of becoming a popular technology for various aspects of everyday life beyond the entertainment industry.

The use of VR has extended itself to the point of becoming a popular technology for various aspects of everyday life beyond the entertainment industry.

As we mentioned in our previous post  What is virtual reality and how can it benefit my brand?, this technology is gaining ground rapidly and is being applied in many different fields, staff training through simulation being one of them.

This type of training allows for the creation of possible scenarios in which the staff should know how to respond, helping them understand how to physically and psychologically react to a similar situation in real life.

Staff training through this technology offers innumerable possibilities for scenarios, making it really simple and easy to train for extreme or dangerous situations without exposing to any risks. Besides, this type of simulation allows for the usage of the trainers’ and trainees’ creativity to constantly explore new scenarios, make predictions and design new training maneuvers through the interpretation of the experience results.

Other big advantage of applying VR to staff training is that it only requires a VR headset and the programming of the wanted scenarios, making it a practical and adaptable tool for any kind of industry and working environment. Within the industries that could benefit from the implementation of this technology to staff training we can find emergency services like police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and so on; it can also be used for industrial and infrastructure companies in order to train in security measures fulfilment as well as for military training or different innovation projects.

In this video we can see some examples:

Summarizing, the main benefits of VR usage in the staff training area are:

Security and multiplicity of possibilities:
This technology offers innumerable possibilities for scenarios, making it really simple and easy to train for extreme or dangerous situations without exposing to any risks.

Customized training:
Different variables can be established within a single scenario so each worker can customize his/her training sessions.

Cost reduction:
With the usage of VR you can reduce the infrastructure, materials and time expenses required by other types of training. Also the fact that this kind of simulations can be carried out anytime and practically anywhere is something to keep in mind.

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