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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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.

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

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019. As a training tool for an entire team, however, it is easy to see how that investment could quickly pay off. The post Training Your Brain Muscles with VR appeared first on Tech Trends.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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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Training Against Bias with VR

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Recent events in Philadelphia show why Starbucks should use immersive technologies like Virtual Reality to train employees on empathy skills. My worry is that a half-day of training focused more on words, and less on actions will be ineffective Click To Tweet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

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At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck. They’re using Unreal Engine to simulate interactions with people in VR to train a robot how to play dominos.

KFC Says Its Wacky VR Chicken Frying Experience Will Really Be Used for Employee Training

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KFC has revealed a curious trailer for The Hard Way: A Virtual Reality Training Experience , an ‘escape room’ game designed for VR. ” The post KFC Says Its Wacky VR Chicken Frying Experience Will Really Be Used for Employee Training appeared first on Road to 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.

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

HapTech is Aiming its Electromagnetic Haptics at Military VR Training

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HapTech aiming its impressive electromagnetic recoil system toward military VR training. But the company also has ambitions in more serious uses of its tech and is gunning for use in military VR training.

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Mercedes-Benz Shifts to HoloLens for Employee Training

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The company employs more than 100 HoloLens devices in its Mercedes-Benz Global Training program, where about 450 management, product, branding, and sales employees have access to the devices.

‘Ovation’ is a Powerful VR Public Speaking Sim Designed for Professional Training

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Ovation , on the other hand, is designed with large scale deployments and real, data-based training in mind. The post ‘Ovation’ is a Powerful VR Public Speaking Sim Designed for Professional Training appeared first on Road to 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. Check out a preview of honeygrow’s 360 training video below. 360 film 360 Video Google Daydream Games News VR Training

UK’s Central Bedfordshire College Launches New Immersive Training Institute

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A new immersive training facility and program, the Immersive Technology Institute (ITI), has been launched Luton, UK in a collaboration between Central Bedfordshire College (CBC) and AI and VR development firm AiSolve.

How To Train Your Dragon VR Swoops Into iFly Skydiving Centers

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A new How To Train Your Dragon VR experience is swooping into iFly centers in the US. The app is designed to promote the latest movie in the franchise, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Entertainment Events Experiences DreamWorks Animation How to Train Your Dragon VR

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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.

This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students

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Whether learning how to play the piano or training crews to fly an Airbus , industries are quickly figuring out different ways augmented reality can be used for training and education. The post This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students appeared first on VRScout.

Oculus & CHLA Bring VR Medical Training To Eleven New Facilities

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These immersive training programs create high-stress environments that challenge users to make life-saving decisions under extreme pressure. Using Oculus Go for our VR modules will allow for on-the-spot training without the need for the extra real estate.”.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

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Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews. The app lets you train from anywhere while wearing the standalone headset “via a holographic coach or an interactive, shared 3D virtual system,” according to a press release.

Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

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” The idea is that with a “PC-driven VR system such as the Oculus Rift, we can create an endless array of training scenarios; poor weather, equipment failures, even combat scenarios with virtual ground and aerial targets. AR VR Industry News Flight Training

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.

Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training

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Patrick Hagan is a technical specialist for the Houston Fire Department who had an opportunity to try out a VR demo by HTX Labs featuring an active shooter critical response training scenario.

‘Apollo 11 VR’ Studio Partners with Shenandoah University to Create the Next Generation of VR Training Programs

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Engage is a full-featured social VR program that lets educators create multiuser VR training experiences and craft their own immersive lectures using a vast library of 3D assets, locations, and effects. Rapid training and retraining of individuals is becoming essential.

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.

British Army Spends £1 Million To Trial VR Soldier Training

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The British Army awarded Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BiSim) a £1 million contract to develop VR training software. The scheme is called ‘Virtual Reality in Land Training’ (VRLT). The army claims VRLT “will allow soldiers to train in a wide-range of complex and hostile simulated scenarios that are not easy to recreate on a training ground” The software is based on BiSim’s Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3).

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.

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.

VR Sports Training Company STRIVR Labs Scores $5 Million Investment

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STRIVR Labs , a company focused on using VR for sports training, plans to use a new $5 million investment to expand the scope of its “experiential learning” platform. SEE ALSO STRIVR Introduces VR Training On and Off the Field.

Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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In the latest example, Microsoft reveals how BAE Systems is using PTC's Thingworx Studio software on the HoloLens to improve employee training. Specifically, BAE produced a new visual training tool that takes workers, step by step, through the process of assembling green energy bus batteries.

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. In the game, you travel between stations delivering cargo drops in different types of trains. As you play you’ll earn money to buy new trains and service your existing ones.