Virtual reality has genuinely changed the way many industries operate.
From architecture to sports, VR seems to be growing everywhere.
And for a good reason, the benefits of virtual reality have been able to save businesses worldwide thousands of dollars and speed up their workflow tremendously.
Companies are investing more and more into virtual reality, and estimated spendings are already over 2 billion dollars, and that number continues to grow.
There is no better time to get into virtual reality than right now. That’s why we’re going to show you the top 5 benefits of virtual reality.
So let’s get right into it.
Companies like Microsoft have used Virtual Reality headsets to train their employees for years now.
VR offers the opportunity to train in otherwise impossible environments to simulate, and nobody would send their workers to train near leaky chemicals.
The sensations are so real in VR that the experience sticks with you. That’s why workers trained in extreme VR scenarios are much more likely to survive and behave accordingly when faced with the same scenarios in real life.
But this training can go beyond safety training.
Japan airways mechanics use virtual reality to stand inside of a virtual jet engine while it’s running. This helps them perform better and faster repairs.
Even Walmart is using virtual reality to train over 1 million employees on performing crucial decisions.
There is a huge need for workplace training. The number of workplace preventable deaths has been on the rise in the past three years.
These deaths have cost U.S. companies over 150 Billion dollars.
And that brings us to our second point.
Safety is more important than ever.
As technology progresses, we’re exposed to more and more dangerous scenarios while working.
Building 50 story skyscrapers, working with dangerous chemicals, and exploring dangerous parts of the planet are all work that’s impossible to be prepared for without VR.
That’s where VR comes in.
It’s much safer and easier to train workers on a 50 story building simulation than on an actual 50 story building.
One mistake in a simulation is just a lesson learned, but it’s much more fatal in real life.
Same with chemicals, workers are much more likely to remember how far they have to evacuate and how quickly they need to do so if they’re in a VR scenario.
Just thinking of the logistics of simulating a gas leak in the real world makes me nauseous.
You don’t have to test it on a piece of paper anymore.
Architects can now see their ideas in 3D space before they are constructed in the real world.
These buildings can then also be tested against natural disasters or human errors.
This helps architecture and construction companies save thousands of dollars on unaccounted for errors.
Because everything has been tested in the 3D space, there is nothing to worry about.
Creating virtual environments that are akin to real environments can speed up the process of machine learning tremendously.
By creating virtual environments where the robot will perform its daily activities, we can train the robot to do its utmost best before even placing it in the field.
This is especially useful to warehouses. Testing various types of robots would cost companies billions of dollars, but with virtual reality. They can test tens of thousands of robots at the same time.
This feat is impossible in the real world.
If you want to learn more about Robotic Simulation, we advise that you read the Robotic Simulation: The Definitive Guide.
Educators can use virtual reality to enhance learning and engagement.
A study by Beijing iBokan has conducted that Students have 30% better knowledge retention with VR.
In addition to this, VR provides students with an immersive learning experience, something that students can’t experience from books and PowerPoint presentations.
Unfortunately, VR can’t help students with all subjects.
Teaching students abstract topics like grammar might prove impossible with VR, but teaching them vocabulary certainly is possible.
Research has shown that if you interact with something in 3 dimensions, you’re much more likely to remember it than seeing that same knowledge on a PowerPoint slide.
Virtual reality can help train workers, save conversations time and time, help educators around the world teach their students better, help accelerate machine learning, increase worker safety and reduce the number of workplace accidents and help architects validate their designs.
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