Video calls have been the primary form of communication due to social distancing protocols and travel restrictions. Although video conferencing services have been an essential component in working remotely, they are often poor facilitators of training, socialization, and other scenarios that require a deeper level of immersion and interaction. Luckily, virtual and augmented reality solutions overcome many of these challenges, which has contributed to its accelerated adoption during the pandemic.
The tangible benefits of immersive technologies are many; Carefully implemented solutions may substantially reduce costs associated with training, enhance learning efficiency, and increase safety and immersion. Virtual training platforms allow companies to reap the benefits of immersive technologies by facilitating many aspects of remote work and training.
One of the applications developed by Vobling is Vobling Insights, a web platform and a framework for connecting and managing XR applications that run either locally on XR headsets or in a Cloud environment. This software contains a suite of applications that can be accessed by employees, regardless of their time, location, and device.
Listed below are ways you can utilize our platform for your remote team and trainees.
1. Conduct meetings in VR
Connect, interact, and collaborate with your co-workers from your living room through web, mobile and VR devices. Using VR collaboration tools such as Vobling Connect, your team can control avatars and allow you to gesticulate, from hand movements to fist bumps. VR can simulate any location, from office spaces to enticing environments that can make your meetings more engaging.
Furthermore, collaborative virtual environments like this let you manipulate data, assets, and workstations through action-based triggers, making brainstorming, presentations, data analysis, and product development more seamless and speedy.
2. Digitize ‘learning by doing’
Virtual and augmented reality allows companies to facilitate hands-on and interactive training for your employees, wherever they are.
According to the Cone of Experience by Professor Edgar Dale, we remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 90% of what we do. VR lets trainees practice and harness their skills in a virtual environment, and therefore is likely to increase knowledge retention, performance, safety and efficiency.
With Vobling Insights, you can virtually deliver XR-based training scenarios in a centralized system to employees worldwide. The application allows you to manage multiple users and view real-time data and actionable insights into training procedures that can help you implement and optimize the learning experience.
3. Create environments and scenarios with VR
“VR transports learners to a different world, and it allows people to do something that might be too dangerous, too expensive, or too difficult to repeat in real life”, says Justin Mitchell, a Creative Engineer at SweetRush.
Training often requires dedicated facilities, bulky equipment, trainer fees and travel expenses. VR lets you recreate virtual training scenarios tailored to your requirements, without tedious set-ups and real-world constraints. Additionally, it is possible to integrate physical objects into VR enabling users to interact with specific objects in the same way that they would in the real world.
Instead of developing a scenario from scratch, companies can select from a broad range of environments that they can customize based on their preferences using Vobling Insights. Some of these environments are showcased in one of Vobling’s virtual training platforms, the VR Fire Trainer.
4. Design and present products with XR
Complex products and services can be difficult to demonstrate with traditional forms of media such as PDFs and illustrations. Specialized XR applications can let you showcase objects to your co-workers and clients with a high level of precision from form to functionalities. Users can even visualize true-to-life models of these products using the camera on a mobile device.
In addition, immersive technologies streamline product design and optimization by letting remote teams design and evaluate digital prototypes in real-time. This capacity can shorten development cycles, reduce errors and eliminate production and shipping costs.