Safety Training In Virtual & Augmented Reality


According to a study from Stanford University and Technical University in Denmark, virtual reality training drove a 76% increase in learning effectiveness over traditional methods. Virtual reality allows one to experience an immersive, three-dimensional, computer-generated, simulated environment using specialized equipment, while augmented reality is technology that combines the real-world environment with three-dimensional, computer-generated special effects. Both, combined with safety training, can offer advantages to workers’ safety and health today, although there are a variety of challenges in adopting this technology. To help you decide whether to commit to this relatively new breed of safety training, we explore the ways it can be utilized, the potential benefits and the obstacles involved.