US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training

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Over the past four years, we’ve seen a noticeable increase in immersive technologies being used for combat and training purposes by military organizations around the world, such as military-grade HoloLens headsets or AR goggles designed for use by military dogs.

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training

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Space Force—to develop VR training programs for special operations forces that will focus primarily on enhancing current medical training systems for both divisions. The VR training doesn’t use dropdown menus or prompts. SimX secures a $2.5M

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VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police

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Police officers operating out of the Strasburg Police Department in Strasburg, Virginia have begun receiving supplemental VR training centered specifically around crisis de-escalation. Different perspectives,” said training coordinator Lt.

Rezzil Secures $2.75M Investment for Oculus Quest Sports Training App ‘Player 22’

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Rezzil, a UK-based VR sports training and analytics startup, announced that its secured an investment round of over £2 million (~$2.75 million), which will be used to promote its new consumer-focused sports training platform, Player 22.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

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Vancouver-based start-up Precision OS just introduced a new multiplayer feature for VR surgical training platform. In an era of rapidly advancing technologies and procedures, training is often a rate-limiting factor.

I Tried FundamentalVR’s Surgical Training And Things Did Not Go Well

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FundamentalVR’s multi-person training platform could be the future of remote education for the growing medical sector. ” Not too long ago I had a chance to experience this intuitive training solution for myself and my results were—predictable to say the least.

US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training

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An average of 11 firefighters have died every year since 2008 during training sessions; VR could help reduce those numbers. Firefighters around the country have been incorporating VR into their training plans for some time. Training anytime/anywhere.

Combining VR With Esports To Train The Next Big Soccer Star

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VR leads the way for a new generation immersive training technology. Competitive gaming is now considered a full-fledged sport, meanwhile professional, amateur, and school athletes have already begun incorporating VR and other virtual simulators as part of their training.

Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training

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GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training. Students can join training sessions remotely for applications such as HoloPatient. Hands-on training is essential when it comes to the healthcare field.

The World’s Leading VR Soccer Training App Is Now Free On SteamVR

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VR has absolutely transformed the classroom and when it comes to sports training, it’s like hitting the turbo boost. This training allows players to train effectively without the risk of injury. One sport that has embraced the benefits of VR training is football.

California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires

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VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios. Later, after meeting in person along with the Cosumnes Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin, the team realized the potential for life-saving firefighting training using VR. .

Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training

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Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators. VR is quickly becoming the go-to training solution for a growing number of industries. So far we’ve seen the technology used to enhance medical training, educate employees on critical soft-skills, even prepare store associates for major holiday shopping events. When it comes to training for dangerous situations, VR allows you to learn and fail without the fear of real-world consequences.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets

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Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training. This prompted the Shift team to adapt their technology – originally developed for training teachers to recognize and mitigate implicit bias in the classroom – to help with the COVID-19 crisis.

Boeing is Using Varjo Headsets to Train Astronauts for an ISS Docking Mission in 2021

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Varjo announced today that Boeing is spinning up a VR training program for its upcoming Starliner mission to the International Space Station in 2021. This would be far from the first time that an aerospace company is using virtual reality for training.

NYPD Uses Location-Based VR For Active Shooter Training

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The next generation of police training arrives in Brooklyn, NY. Now, through the help of location-based VR technology, the NYPD is training hundreds of officers in multiple scenarios that would be impossible to recreate in real-life. During a week-long pilot program in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hundreds of NYPD officers underwent location-based VR training that took them through a variety of highly-realistic active shooter scenarios; all of which based on real incidences.

Healthcare & Medical Training On The Oculus Quest

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Two forward-thinking organizations, Karuna Labs and Osso VR, have already begun harnessing the advantages of tetherless VR, employing the Oculus Quest as a new tool in both pain management treatment and surgical training. Osso VR medical training in action // Image Credit: Osso VR. A surgeon in-training gets some ‘hands-on’ time in VR // Image Credit: Osso VR. The post Healthcare & Medical Training On The Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

Moth+Flame Raises $2.5M to Expand Its Immersive VR Work Training Tech

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Moth+Flame, a creator of VR training software, today announced it’s garnered $2.5 million in seed funding to expand the scale of its workplace VR training technology. to Expand Its Immersive VR Work Training Tech appeared first on Road to VR.

Live AR for Broadcasts and Training

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There are almost magical qualities to live AR as it’s used to enhance and guide our viewing and training experiences. Live AR is being used in training for safety workers, diversity awareness, planning and preparation for complex actions or procedures , and more.

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Make Boiler Training Fun in the Park with Merged XR. The post Boiler Training appeared first on EON Reality. Learn more about a boiler.

Building Better XR Training

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Todd Maddox reports on why A/B tests are sub-optimal in building and optimizing immersive training and performance tools. I have written extensively on the potential of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to revolutionize training and performance in healthcare , manufacturing , and corporate learning , to name a few. For example, one might test the hypothesis that a hands-free AR training solution leads to faster task completion than a hand-held AR training solution.

Immersive Training for Retention

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How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Whether the task is to master human anatomy and physiology, the symptoms associated with a broad range of diseases and disorders, or the skills associated with performing some routine or non-routine medical procedure, healthcare professional undergo an enormous amount of training to ensure excellence when treating patients. All of the training has been sequential and disjointed.

UCLA Surgical Training Study Shows VR Beats Traditional Training by 130%

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A randomized study conducted at UCLA to test the difference between VR and traditional surgical training found that medical students trained in VR scored significantly better than traditional methods. 20 participants were randomly assigned into two groups of 10; one group would train with the Osso VR software using a VR headset and motion controllers, while the other group would follow traditional training with surgical technique guides.

Strengthening Your Muscle Memory With VR Hockey Training

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019. A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to the VR Sports and Entertainment Summit in San Francisco, where I had the opportunity to try out the virtual Hockey training kit from Sense Arena. Having experienced the inuitive VR training solution myself, it comes as no surprise that the company made such a splash at CES 2019 these past few days.

Walmart Employees Say VR Training Helped Save Lives During El Paso Shooting

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Employees claim active shooter training helped them respond faster to the situation. According to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, that number could have potentially been higher had it not been for the companies active shooter VR training included as part of the Walmart Academy experience. And I can tell you, from conversations with them, they all appreciate and recognize how much that training helped.

VR Training Program Teaches Underserved Population Soft Skills to Increase Their Employment Chances

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However, an initiative by Viability, funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), promises to make things easier for the underserved, thanks to an innovative VR training program. Project (VR) 2 : A VR Training Program That Empowers Vulnerable People.

Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly

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Once a researcher has provided a sufficient amount of data to a “robot-in-training,” Toyota then uses that accumulated knowledge to educate other robots using a technique referred to as “fleet learning.” The post Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly appeared first on VRScout. News HTC Vive Toyota Research Center VR Robot TrainingPractice makes perfect for this army of house-cleaning robots.

HP Partnership Expands Advanced VR Training

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From utilities companies to first responders, more industries are adopting rich virtual training experiences for training purposes. This works particularly well in scenarios such as medical training which involve the performance of both mental and physical tasks. So it’s really not surprising that so many companies, from Homeland Security to KFC , are now jumping on the bandwagon and embracing various forms of virtual training experiences. VR Training

Red 6 Raises $30 Million for In-flight Military AR Training Platform

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Red 6, a company building an aircraft platform with augmented reality capabilities designed for military training, says it has raised a $30 million Series A investment to further its mission.

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Train Firefighters?

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Utah-based company eLearning Brothers has made a safer approach to training firefighters using virtual reality. Here, we’ll delve into the advantages of virtual reality in training firefighters. We’ll also discuss future opportunities for VR fire training.

Ghost Pacer Headset Offers Runners Their Own Holographic Training Partner

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Unfortunately, finding a reliable training partner compatible with your specific workout goals can often prove difficult, especially in a post COVID-19 world. Users can even integrate their existing Strava runs into their training, opening up access to thousands of other pre-determined routes.

Australian Skeleton Racer Turns To VR For Winter Olympic Training

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Immersive technology opens up new possibilities for athletes lacking access to professional training centers. “A challenge of being on the coast is not having a track in Australia and not having enough facilities to train,” explained Brown during an interview with ABC News Australia.

Queen’s University Announces Dedicated VR Medical Training Center

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The Canadian university announces plans for new medical training center composed entirely of VR simulations. Queen’s University will be partnering with SimforHealth, a European company experienced in developeding VR software, and HTC to create an 8,000 square foot clinical simulation space that will train prospective doctors and study the impact of VR on education in order to develop more useful content for future classes. News EQUIS Lab Queen's University VR Medical Training

Getting Started With VR Training Is Easier Than You Think

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We’ve been using digital tools to effectively train workforces for more than 20 years. In the right circumstances, VR training can really fine-tune a business’ corporate learning program. Despite all of the benefits of VR training , many businesses aren’t sure how to get started.

Augmented Reality for Remote Worker Training and Collaboration

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Most remote workers must go through a training process. New technologies, such as augmented reality training, have helped ease the transition. Before dissecting the impact that this technology could have on remote work training, we must first fully grasp AR via a proper example.

Manus VR Launches VR Training Development Studio

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‘Studio’ offers immersive, easy-to-learn VR training with Manus VR Gloves. In an effort to expand their hardware and software into new sectors, Manus VR has launched ‘Studio ’, a full-service content house dedicated towards the development of AAA VR training experiences. We felt like there was an offset between getting the most out of the current VR hardware and creating VR trainings that work,” said Bart Loosman, Commercial Director at Manus VR, in an official release.

The Dodgers Integrate VR Batting Practice Into Training Curriculum

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2019 marks the first season in which the Los Angeles Dodgers are fully integrating VR technology into their official training curriculum, signaling a new era in professional-level athletic training. After some minor data input and configuration, Beaty was able to train against a near-identical replication of Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and familiarize himself with the player’s specific style. . Simulating at-bats against professional MLB pitchers using VR. .