Virtual reality (VR) is the use of displays to replace the real world by a digital environment that has been rendered by computer systems.
When the user puts on the glasses, he is introduced into a completely immersive experience and interacts with the objects and characters in the virtual world by controllers with which he can open doors, move around and even manipulate machines just as he would in a real situation at his workplace. Therefore, it is said that in a VR experience you have a feeling of total presence.
Sectors such as architecture, education or medicine have long benefited from the advancement of this technology. In this article, we will focus our attention on industrial and emergency companies. Specifically, in activities related to employee training.
Imagine that workers are in their workplace and suddenly an extreme risk situation happens, such as a fire spreading at high speed in a chemical plant, an explosion or a gas leak.
How would your employees react? Would they know how to act in such an unusual and dangerous situation? Or would they not be prepared and evacuate the building in a way that could seriously damage their safety and physical integrity?
Virtual Reality for training in industrial and emergency companies
In a virtual environment, the employee may carry out dangerous tasks (repeating them as many times as necessary) and practice step-by-step protocols as well as evacuation routes in case of risky and unexpected situations. In this way, once the user has completed the virtual reality training, they are ready to face the problem safely because the employee knows the steps to follow and will do so almost automatically.
In the emergency sector, VR is a very effective tool for training the staff, since these are companies in which real practices can involve high risks and costs. In addition, virtual reality training makes it possible to train in various environments and in all kinds of weather conditions.
In the fire brigade, police, environmental protection units, military services or rescue teams, it is essential to carry out virtual training programs to ensure that professionals gain experience in a safe, controlled, repeatable and measurable environment. A space in which failure statistics are recorded and the system can assess the ability of each user to make decisions.
In summary, virtual reality is creating unprecedented opportunities in industry and emergency services. Innoarea Projects has a team specialized in 3D design capable of simulating any environment with high realism and accuracy, through customizable assets. The environments of our VR simulations are exact replicas of materials, objects and infrastructures, which will make your operators feel as if they were in the real environment during the virtual training.