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Are you ready to explore XR training?

Extended Reality (XR) training expands the learner’s reality by combining the real world with digital materials or fully simulated environments. XR training activities allow learners to practice performing complex tasks and interacting with 3D objects from a safe, risk-free environment.

XR training can be broken down into the following 3 immersive learning technologies:

  1. Augmented Reality (AR)
    AR overlays computer-generated 3D objects with a real environment. Once placed, learners can have realistic interactions with digital objects that build their technical skills and product knowledge.
  2. Virtual reality (VR)
    VR is perhaps the best-known XR training tool and uses an environment made up of 360 ° VR [1] or full VR [2] Simulations. In these environments, learners can develop their skills by encountering real-life scenarios without exposing themselves to real risks.
  3. Mixed Reality (MR)
    As a combination of AR and VR, MR connects the physical and digital world through advanced computer technology, graphics and input systems. With MR, learners stay in their real environment while interacting with digital objects and people, videos, images and other digitized elements.

4 Advantages of Using Extended Reality in High Risk Industries

There are 4 benefits to using XR training in high risk industries:

  1. Protects devices and employees
    With XR, companies can protect their devices and employees by creating realistic digital device models that reduce the risk of training on real machines.
  2. Reduces mistakes in the work
    XR creates a learning environment in which employees can learn from mistakes and confidently apply this knowledge in the real world. Learners can repeat processes on complex machines, make mistakes and learn from them before they start their job.
  3. Develops skills in a risk-free environment
    XR training courses develop employees’ skills in a risk-free learning environment where they don’t have to worry about damage to equipment or injuring themselves or others.
  4. Ensures long-term knowledge retention
    With experience-based learning in an XR environment, employees learn by doing. Practical, interactive learning activities with XR technology make learners more likely to remember information [3] for a long time after exercise.

3 examples of extended reality for high-risk training scenarios

1. Prepare retail or hospitality workers for an armed robbery

With full VR technology, your company can recreate a robbery scenario in one of your business locations. Recommended for retail and hospitality applications, VR allows learners to take the first person perspective of a robbery scenario in which they must control the situation through critical decisions that affect the robber’s behavior.

For example, the robber can ask a learner to hand over all of the money in the till. A learner can choose to stick to it or pick up his phone. Based on his decision, the predator will react and continue to test the learner throughout the scenario. This training provides learners with the right protocols, tips for staying safe and making decisions in difficult moments that they may experience.

2. Train the learners in the operation and repair of complex devices

With AR technology, your company can create detailed 3D models of complex machines. Using a tablet or smartphone, the learners simply anchor a digital object on a flat surface in front of them and then carry out realistic interactions with the object.

For example, learners can practice troubleshooting problems and performing multi-step tasks, from turning an object on and off to repairing one of its parts. This AR activity gives learners an insight into the inner workings of objects while also allowing them to operate and repair expensive machines without risk.

3. Simulate a last mile delivery scenario for supply chain employees

The final step in the product delivery process, last mile delivery, is key to ensuring that products arrive on time and in the right condition. In a fully immersive driving experience, learners sit behind the wheel and have to complete processes as if they were real.

For example, in a fully simulated experience, learners need to adjust their mirrors, check the driving safety of their vehicle, and successfully drive at the right speed and in the right direction. Throughout the activity, learners must avoid potential risks such as pedestrian crossings and traffic violations.

Do you want a low risk, high reward training solution?

Now that you understand what Extended Reality Training is, it’s time to start thinking about what this technology could look like in your business. Are you ready to immerse yourself in everything that Extended Reality Training has to offer?


[1] What is 360º Virtual Reality? Less than 100 words

[2] What is full virtual reality? Less than 100 words

[3] 5 benefits of experiential learning in the workplace

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