U.S. Air Force Using VR For Sexual Assault Prevention Training


Members of the Air Force will train in intervention skills, victim advocacy, and reporting protocols. The announcement of this new VR training couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. Air Force Using VR For Sexual Assault Prevention Training appeared first on VRScout.

US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training


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.


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Sense Arena Secures $3M to Expand Ice Hockey VR Training Tools, Add New Sports

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VR ice hockey training company Sense Arena announced that it’s closed a $3 million investment round, something the startup says will be used to support continued development on its ice hockey training platform as well as expand to new sports.

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training


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

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police


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.

Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training


As medical professionals around the globe continue to focus their undivided attention on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, well-trained healthcare professionals are in higher demand than ever before. Cost-effective VR healthcare education in a post-coronavirus world.

Surgery Training Platform ‘Osso VR’ Secures $66M Series C Financing

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Osso VR, the VR surgical training platform, today announced it’s closed a $66 million Series C financing round, something the company says will be used to broaden its VR surgical offering and hire more expert talent.

Maker of the Taser Acquires VR Studio to Bolster VR Police Training

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Axon, the company best known for its Taser stun guns, has announced the acquisition of VR studio Foundry 45 which it says will bolster its VR training offerings. Formed in 2015, Foundry 45 has focused on combining VR with training and marketing.

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


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.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training


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.

XR Training & Gaming Startup Touts $5.2M Investment and Lamar Jackson Partnership

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While the company hasn’t fully revealed its product, it says it’s using AR and VR to create immersive sports training and gaming experiences. ” The company is focused on both XR sports training and gaming. ” The post XR Training & Gaming Startup Touts $5.2M

Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training


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.

US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training


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.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Virtual Reality Reimagines Employee Training Through Xelevate


The company’s Xelevate platform develops training and learning products using virtual, augmented, and extended reality. The firm’s focus on workforce development began when one company approached them for a staff training solution that could be deployed remotely.

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.

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


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.

Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training


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.

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.

PrecisionOS Brings VR Medical Training To Struggling Areas


VR training lets surgeons in low-resource countries go through the motions before performing on patients. PrecisionOS provides immersive VR training for a number of medical device companies, professional societies, and major medical institutions from around the world.

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


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. .

Sense Arena VR Hockey Training Took Us From Amateur To Pro


Sense Arena, a VR sports training provider based out of the Czech Republic, is one such company working to modernize the world of sports training through the use of immersive technology. Sense Arena is a new platform that helps goalies to train without being on the ice.

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.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


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


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.

NYPD Uses Location-Based VR For Active Shooter Training


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.

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.

Healthcare & Medical Training On The Oculus Quest


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.

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.

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.

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.

How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR


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.

Manus VR Launches VR Training Development Studio


‘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.

Live AR for Broadcasts and Training


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.