VR Train Simulator ‘Derail Valley’ to Launch into Early Access This Week

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Delays are a train driver’s worst nightmare, and while it’s true upcoming VR train simulator Derail Valley has seen a modest setback after its planned January 18th launch, the game is now full steam ahead as it makes its Early Access debut on the Oculus Store and Steam this week.

Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

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Co-founders of a Texas-based company called Thrust Vector, which does contract development and consulting for both AR and VR, used Oculus Go while piloting an aircraft and say they have flown “probably 2 dozen full approaches in full VR, all the way down to about 50 feet above the runway.”

Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets

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Walmart is set to expand its fledgling VR training program in a big way soon; the big box store is going to start a country-wide training program promising to bring over 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to its employees by the year’s end.

Walmart Expands VR Employee Training To All U.S. Locations

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Walmart associates will now have access to the same VR training their managers receive at Walmart Academies. While immersive training would no doubt prove beneficial in nearly all store-related exercises, Walmart is focused on three key areas: new technology, customer service, and compliance.

Oculus & CHLA Bring VR Medical Training To Eleven New Facilities

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The advanced VR simulation expands to new medical institutions as Oculus & CHLA continue their push towards experiential education. These immersive training programs create high-stress environments that challenge users to make life-saving decisions under extreme pressure.

Watch: This Mobile VR Crane Simulator Showcases the Future of Industrial Training

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Industrial Training International is readying their VR Mobile Crane Simulator for the March ConExpo Event in Las Vegas. The simulator, which uses an Oculus Rift headset, comes in two forms – ‘Desktop’ and ‘Motion Base’.

Derail Valley Is A Realistic VR Train Simulator Arriving Very Soon

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We’ve been following VR train simulator Derail Valley for some time now. Derail Valley will launch in pre-release on January 18th with support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets. Experiences Gaming derail valley htc vive oculus rift train simulator windows VR

Turn-key VR Training System ‘SimSpray’ Looks to Lower Costs for Commercial Spray Painters

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SimSpray is a VR training system targeting educational institutions, manufacturers, and trade unions, all with the eye for lowering costs over traditional training and offering some unique insight only available in VR.

This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees

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The manager sits you down in some store room, wheels in a TV and makes you watch a training video that’s about as immersive as watching paint dry. This controller made for a more direct connection to the app versus the soft-tap touchpad of the Oculus GearVR.

KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken. We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Yes that’s right, KFC has an employee training VR experience—and it looks scary AF.

STRIVR Secures $16M Series A Financing to Expand Enterprise VR Training

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STRIVR, the immersive VR training company, announced a $16 million round of financing led by GreatPoint Ventures (GPV) that is said to advance the company’s further expansion into the enterprise market.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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Walmart staff have their work cut out for them, one of the many reasons why the retail giant began opening its many ‘Walmart Academies’ to train its future staff on the details of their expected duties in a comfortable and cost-efficient manner.

STRIVR Introduces VR Training On and Off the Field

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Belch realized the potential of VR for sports training and spent two years working with Bailenson to develop and troubleshoot an effective way to film Stanford Football’s practices in 360-degree, immersive video allowing players to rewatch practice film using a VR headset.

This VR Training Simulation is One of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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One of the best we’ve seen, this video, demonstrating a dangerous workplace simulation for train operators, shows how virtual reality and motion controllers might revolutionise training in the work place.

Ecuador Is Launching A VR Training Program Supported By The World Bank

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Immersive training has the potential to make a huge impact on Ecuador’s education system. He sites an experimental study in China that the project draws from which showed a 30% increase in test results across the board from students using VR and AR training techniques.

Bechtel Partners with ITI to Expand VR Crane Training Capabilities

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Starting in 2016, the collaboration between Bechtel and ITI saw the creation of a mobile crane simulator project using an Oculus Rift headset in combination with a modular rig called ITI VR.

Epic’s New Robo Recall Dev Diary Details The Game’s Evolution From Bullet Train

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Fans of the Rift will remember when developer Epic Games took to the stage of the Oculus Connect 2 keynote that year to announce a tech demo for the then-unreleased Oculus Touch controllers, called Bullet Train. Bullet Train, meanwhile, can now be downloaded on Rift for free.

Facebook Pulls Bullet Train VR Demo From Conservative Conference Following Backlash

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The company’s booth at the show, which included talks from Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, featured several Oculus Rift demo kiosks with a selection of experiences on offer. Among these was Bullet Train, a short demo from Robo Recall developer Epic Games in which players engage in a cinematic shootout with an army of soldiers inside a train station. Tagged with: Bullet Train , facebook Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer

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We like to refer to lots of third-person VR games as ‘train set VR’ here at UploadVR, but Rolling Line takes that definition very seriously. Rolling Line will hit Steam on April 6th with support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but will also support standard PC play, too.

STRIVR Labs Raises $5 Million And Adds Enterprise VR Training

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And so startup STRIVR Labs has launched into a new enterprise VR training business, while still remaining in the sports VR training game. STRIVR is already working with a handful of Fortune 500 companies on comprehensive training programs utilizing VR.

LA Hospital Using VR Simulation For Trauma Training

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The next generation of professional healthcare training has arrived. That’s exactly why Children’s Hospital Los Angeles teamed up with Oculus and other VR companies to bring low-cost emergency care training via virtual reality technology.

Using VR Revolutionize Sports Training with STRIVR Labs

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Belch asked Bailenson if it was possible to use VR to train football players, but the technology wasn’t ready yet back in 2004. But for now, they’re focusing on training quarterbacks, goalies, watching pitches, and shooting freethrows.

‘Tribe VR DJ School’ Trains You to Mix Music on Real Equipment

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The app launched in Early Access on the Oculus Store in December. Tribe VR DJ School is their first project, a VR application currently optimised for Oculus Rift and Touch. The post ‘Tribe VR DJ School’ Trains You to Mix Music on Real Equipment appeared first on Road to VR.

Walmart and STRIVR Partner To Train Employees In VR

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US supermarket chain Walmart is betting big on VR to help improve its employee training techniques, and it’s turned to a new company to help. TechCrunch is reporting that Walmart plans to install VR training platforms at each of its 200 Academy training centers across the US by the end of the year. Each will have an Oculus Rift and a VR ready PC to run it on.

KFC’s VR Training Game Is Finger-Licking Frightening

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Judging by KFC’s bizarre new VR training app, that may well be the case. Eater revealed this new app, which is apparently being integrated into employee training programs with the help of the Oculus Rift (though it’s probably having a better effect as a PR stunt).

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. And this year, Lowe’s extended its use of mixed reality to employee training and rolled out more XR experiences aimed at solving customers’ challenges. Training, of course, was a huge application area, with banks and even restaurants employing XR to recruit and train the next generation of workers.

VR Training Program Now Required At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Oculus is giving standalone VR headsets to 11 medical institutions as part of an expanding program investigating best practices for training medical professionals in virtual reality. A “pilot study” was launched last year at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with training software made in Unity focused on “resuscitation procedures for childhood seizure and shock.” ” Built by Oculus blog post.

Epic’s VR Shooter Bullet Train Is Now the Wacky Robo Recall

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The post Epic's VR Shooter Bullet Train Is Now the Wacky Robo Recall appeared first on WIRED. Culture Game|Life Bullet Train Epic Games Oculus Oculus Rift Robo Recall virtual realityEpic Games' Unreal Engine 4-driven VR shooter gets a humorous makeover, and it's free.

Hands-on: Trained by Rocky in ‘Creed: Rise to Glory’, a Heart-pumping Innovation in Arcade VR Boxing

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I’m no boxer, but I certainly felt like one flailing away at the bags, picking up the sort of training skills I’d need before heading into my first (and only) bout.

VR Surgical Training Platform Osso Wins US Dept. Of Education’s EdSim Prize

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Surgical training platform Osso VR has walked away with the first-place prize. Osso offers realistic training in VR. Using motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch, users are walked through complex procedures that they might have to one day perform in real life.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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While hardware advancements such as the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Rift have solidified at-home VR as a viable option, those looking for next-level immersion will still find the most success with location-based VR installations. ENTERPRISE & TRAINING.

Training to Craning in 60 Minutes: Putting My VR-learned Skills to the Test with a Real 22 Ton Crane

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Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Training International VR’s new crane simulator through its paces.

Conductor Review: All Aboard The VR Train Game

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I was driving my own train, complete with hat and occasional coal-shoveling. Making a quick escape from the evil Overcorp, you stumble upon a small train that will shoot down a track, occasionally interrupted by roadblocks that you’ll need to overcome.

Beds, Trains, and Trees: VR Gets Physical at Tribeca

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With the release of Oculus Touch and Vive Trackers, the number of VR experiences that utilized motion controls went up since the last festival. You extend your arms out, holding Oculus Touch controllers. I climb onto the soft bed and the attendant helps me put on my Oculus Rift, then hands me a pair of Touch controllers. Trains. ” And with that the train was moving. To learn other perspectives, as I ride the train like I always do.

The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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At F8 this week, Oculus showed work being done on hand-tracking to bring more intuitive control and accurate avatars into VR. Beyond hand-tracking, she also revealed the Oculus ‘Half Dome’ prototype , a headset with a 140 degree field of view and varifocal display.

Verizon Uses VR To Prepare Employees For Hostage & Robbery Situations

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Traditional on-the-job training covers this scenario, usually with a manager going over each step while you and other employees sit in a classroom with a handout that includes pictures and text to help you better visualize the situation. News STRIVR Verizon VR Training

Osso VR gets $2 million to train surgeons in virtual operating.

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Osso VR gets $2 million to train surgeons in virtual operating rooms Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures.

Lunchtime with my Gear VR – New Oculus Home and Sky Fighter Training Day

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Today on Lunchtime with my Gear VR I take a look at the new Oculus Home and play a bit of Sky Fighter Training Day. I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised to see that Oculus Home is now the same on Gear VR as it is in the Oculus Rift CV1. As for the gameplay portion of today’s lunchtime segment, I play a bit of Sky Fighter Training Day.

‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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As a little-known initiative, Oculus is actively funneling in talent with the promise of training, tools and other resources that developers — new and old — can use to build projects for the Oculus platform as well as for the greater VR ecosystem.

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KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore

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It’s not hard to imagine all of the potential applications for virtual reality, but one you may not have considered is its use in employee training. KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has decided to blaze the trail for VR training.

Neurosurgery Patients Take A VR Tour Of Their Own Brains

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Most doctors will relay information through plastic models, diagrams, 2D images, even small drawings on a pad of paper – all potentially confusingmethods, especially if the patient, like many of us, don’t have any type of medical training.

Father-son duo bring VR to lacrosse training

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While VR training tools are already relatively commonplace for players and coaches in many professional sports, such technologies are not often seen at the high-school, college and amateur level. Leveraging an Oculus headset, their software allows lacrosse goalies to practice various types and velocities of shots, on-demand, without the need for a shooter and with built-in performance tracking. The post Father-son duo bring VR to lacrosse training appeared first on VR World.