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.

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. Between 2008 to 2019, 110 firefighters lost their lives during routine training sessions that involved putting out real fires, climbing ladders, hauling heavy equipment, and performing other essential parts of the job that a firefighter would have to do during an actual emergency. Training anytime/anywhere.

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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.

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. Cue the American Youth Soccer Cooperative for Esports (AYCE), an organization focused on combining cutting-edge VR technology with esports experts to train athletes in a digital environment.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. The company says that its retinal resolution headset enables virtual training scenarios—like docking to the ISS—that weren’t feasible before. This would be far from the first time that an aerospace company is using virtual reality for training. SEE ALSO HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training.

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.

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. Capable of burning 10,000 acres of forest within an hour, the wildfires–more accurately described as firestorms –pose a unique challenge to firefighters that have been hard to replicate in standard training–until now. 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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The post Ghost Pacer Headset Offers Runners Their Own Holographic Training Partner appeared first on VRScout. An augmented reality running coach designed by runners, for runners.

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.

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.

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.

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. “It was a very kinetic training exercise” he said , “and one that wouldn’t be feasible to try for the first time on a real patient without prior knowledge.”

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. Boeing says this is the first end-to-end VR astronaut training system. Engineers in Australia recreated the Starliner in Unreal Engine, and this was then integrated in the Houston training center.

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. .

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.

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. How Virtual Reality Enhances Fire Training. Firefighters need to undergo long hours of training to improve the execution and efficiency of any operation. The Future of Virtual Reality in Firefighter 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.

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. According to a 2014 report from the Association for Talent Development (ADP), businesses with at least 100 employees spent roughly $1,200 on training exercises per employee. The post How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR 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. High-quality education and training on medical devices is required to avoid complications resulting from incorrect care and maintenance Click To Tweet. Although clearly superior to document training alone, this is time-consuming, costly, and is difficult to scale.

Osso VR Secures $14M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgical Training Platform

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Osso VR today announced it has raised $14 million in Series A funding to further develop its VR surgical training platform. Apparently in the years since its founding, the company has celebrated a measure of success with surgical training programs worldwide.

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.

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. Besides offering risk-free practice sessions and performance analytics, the platform also helps bridge distances by letting surgeons train, and be instructed on how to use new equipment without having to physically travel to conferences or location-based training sessions.

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. According to a recent solicitation posted by the United States Department of Defense, the executive branch department is seeking additional information pertaining to VR technology that could be used to train US forces for potential nuclear combat. . Leveraging AR/VR capabilities will increase the ability to train in relevant situations in a reduced cost environment.

Training Healthcare Workers With XR

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FundamentalVR collaborated with Imperial College to offer free virtual training in ventilating COVID-19 patients. To help medical staff (re)acquire the necessary skills to do that, FundamentalVR , a start-up that develops immersive simulations to train surgeons, has worked with Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to develop an online tool that allows medical professionals, to gain the key knowledge they need for ventilating patients in around 30 minutes.

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. “We see the demand coming from the drone companies, so this is the market: Companies that either provide drone pilot training or that employ drone pilots,” said Luciano Mora, who co-founded DronOSS alongside Alberto de la Rua and Antonio Juliá, while speaking to Next Reality. The post This German Start-Up Wants To Train Drone Pilots Using AR Obstacle Courses appeared first on VRScout.

HaptX Partners With Military Training Company To Develop Mixed Reality Training Systems

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A Florida-based military training and technology company, ECS (Engineering & Computer Simulations) has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project to develop “haptics-based mixed reality training systems within the U.S.

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 This year, the Volkswagen Group has revealed the next step of it’s VR training plans in the form of a global initiative that would bring VR training to 10,000 employees of Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen. Over 30 VR training experiences cover everything from vehicle assembly, new team member training, and customer service.