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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Students Develop VR Massage Parlor To Train Police How To Identify Sex Trafficking

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The low-cost training solution could assist law enforcement in preventing sex crimes. Normally, law enforcement officers training for sex crimes practice using expensive physical sets designed to look like illegal massage parlors.

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.

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.

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.”

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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

Walmart Brings Tricked Out ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ VR Experience to Select Stores

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SEE ALSO Walmart to Launch Nation-wide VR Training Program with Over 17,000 Oculus Headsets. Unsurprisingly, the activation also features a How to Train Your Dragon gift shop, because … Walmart.

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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

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

Talespin Building Virtual Human Tech to Train Interpersonal Skills in VR

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With increasing demand among employers for employees with great interpersonal communication skills, VR training company Talespin is bringing ‘virtual human’ training scenarios to its platform. Unconscious Bias Training. Sensitivity Training.

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.

FundamentalVR Raises $5.6M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgery Training Tools

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FundamentalVR , a company specializing in VR medical training, has closed a £4.3 million) Series A funding round in effort to further develop its surgical training and data analysis platform, Fundamental Surgery.

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.

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

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.

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

U.S. Olympic Athletes Are Using Virtual Reality to Train for Events

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STRIVR, which has provided similar VR training regimes for teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL , has given what U.S. Olympic Athletes Are Using Virtual Reality to Train for Events appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Training olympic games olympics training in vr Troy Taylor U.S.

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.

It Looks Like A PSVR Train Simulator Is Finally On The Way (Sort Of)

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That said, it looks like the first PSVR train simulator is indeed on the way. Gematsu recently spotted an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) listing for A-Train Express. It’s a train simulator that released in Japan in late 2017.

NFL Refs Using STRIVR’s VR Training Platform to Prepare for New Season

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The NFL continues to maintain its strong relationship with VR technology, now employing the STRIVIR platform to train some officials. The post NFL Refs Using STRIVR’s VR Training Platform to Prepare for New Season appeared first on Road to VR.

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. Founded in 1986, ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting; they are relied on by multiple industries such as mining, construction, and energy.

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.

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.

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.

Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

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Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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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