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. Current training approaches vary in effectiveness and are not helping to address cost, and, most importantly, surgical mastery. Through technology, we’re now able to assemble multidisciplinary teams for training without anyone having to travel,” Goel adds.

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.

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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.

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. A big benefit of VR training is that it is cost-effective for the company.

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.

Boeing Is Using Varjo Headsets To Train Astronauts For Its Starliner Spacecraft

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US aerospace giant Boeing will use Varjo’s VR-2 advanced mixed reality headset to train astronauts for its Starliner spacecraft. NASA has used virtual reality for training for decades, but the low resolution limited the range of tasks that could be simulated.

Osso VR Surgical Training Platform Updates With Stunning Level Of Fidelity

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Osso VR, a surgery training platform , is rolling out an update with a stunningly high level of graphical fidelity, increasing the realism and immersion for those using the platform to train before performing surgery in real-life.

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. 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.

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. .

Immersive Training for Retention

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How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Although the retention rates depend upon the nature of initial training and the type of information studied, the shape remains the same. 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. SEE ALSO Surgery Training Platform 'Osso VR' Now Used by 1,000 Surgeons Monthly.

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.

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.

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.

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. News HTC Vive Pro The Dodgers VR Batting Practice VR Pitchers VR Training WIN Reality

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. VR Training

Report: XR Medical Device Training

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Critically, high-quality education and training on these devices is required to avoid complications resulting from incorrect care and maintenance. This makes quality education and training critical to success. In addition, it is rare that uncommon situations are trained.

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.

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. Since then, schools like Queen’s University have followed suit, establishing their own VR training labs across the globe. News EQUIS Lab Queen's University VR Medical Training

Surgery Training Platform ‘Osso VR’ Now Used by 1,000 Surgeons Monthly

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The team behind Osso VR , the VR surgical training platform, says that the software is now in use by more than 1,000 surgeons a month around the globe. Series A to Develop AR Training & Remote Assistance Tools.

How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR

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VR is the future of employee training, and businesses are taking notice. . It’s no secret an increasing number of businesses are turning to virtual and augmented reality for employee training. News AR Employee Training STRIVR Training Virtual Reality Volkswagen VW Walmart

The Pentagon Is Looking At VR To Train Soldiers For Nuclear War

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Training combat forces engaged in ‘battlefield nuclear’ warfare using VR technology. Leveraging AR/VR capabilities will increase the ability to train in relevant situations in a reduced cost environment.

Precision OS Offers In-Depth Surgical Training In VR

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Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, the aspiring med-school student started training in his home city before completing an orthopedic surgery residency in Calgary, further specializing in London, Ontario and in Boston, MA. News Precision OS Surgery Training VR Training

Training Healthcare Workers With XR

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FundamentalVR collaborated with Imperial College to offer free virtual training in ventilating COVID-19 patients. The post Training Healthcare Workers With XR appeared first on Tech Trends.

Virus-Free Virtual Training for Healthcare Workers

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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.

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.

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.

HaptX Gloves Will Help Transform VR Training and Design

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Instead the HaptX Gloves are targeted to larger industrial corporate clients looking to deploy virtual training solutions that require force feedback and sub-millimeter precision. The post HaptX Gloves Will Help Transform VR Training and Design appeared first on VRScout.

This German Start-Up Wants To Train Drone Pilots Using AR Obstacle Courses

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DronOSS’ standalone AR technology offers safer training for would-be pilots. If the drone pilot is not properly trained, he could crash into the asset and cause thousands of Euros of damage, which would then result in high losses.”

Vantage Point Secures $2.25M Investment for VR Enterprise Training Platform

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Vantage Point , the enterprise-focused training company, announced a $2.25 million investment, something that will help them further develop their platform which was created to increase empathy and accuracy of retention through VR-based training.

Varjo Hardware to Be Used in Astronaut Training

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Aerospace company Boeing is using the headsets to train pilots for their Starliner – a craft developed in partnership with NASA. Boeing is also largely involved in training astronauts, which has always been a challenge.

VR Prototype Provides Disability Support Workers With Proper Training

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An Australian company, House with No Steps, debuts a VR prototype to better train disability support workers on how to handle potentially dangerous situations. In an industry with insurmountable variables, such as disability support, VR can provide endless opportunities for training.

Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

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The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ????????????In Over 30 VR training experiences cover everything from vehicle assembly, new team member training, and customer service. News Automotive Cars HTC Vive Training Volkswagen

Exploring Immersive Technology in Training and Education

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An exclusive webinar will explore how VR & AR are Transforming Training, Education & Worker Guidance. Research from ABI shows that the global enterprise VR training market is expected to grow to $6.3

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Trains Staff Using VR Seclusion Rooms

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These VR training modules are currently being employed at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Trains Staff Using VR Seclusion Rooms appeared first on VRScout. Jospeh's Healthcare VR Seclusion Room VR TrainingBuilding empathy with patients living in social isolation.

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

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The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. The post UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities appeared first on VRScout.

The Brain Science of Simulation Training with Virtual Reality

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Traditional approaches to emergency medical, law enforcement, firefighting, air traffic control and military training start with textbook and classroom study, then later introduce real-world practice, often through simulation.