Since the COVID-19 crisis, the digital transformation in companies of all types has accelerated significantly. In this adaptation to the digitalisation era, immersive technologies have played an important role. Among them is virtual reality, which is redefining the dynamics of training and learning.
The immersive learning market was valued at $26.05 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $463.7 billion by 2026.
So states an article of Chief Learning Officer.
It is an expanding market that is looking to establish itself in training institutions and industrial environments.
In view of the possibilities of technology, the workforce requires new equipment and new tools to enable it to exploit its full potential.
In this context, virtual reality stands out for its way of dealing with training in an effective and immersive way, offering high quality experiences.
Advantages of Virtual Reality in training
Through realistic computer-generated environments, this technology breaks the boundaries of traditional learning. As a major advantage, it offers safety for novice employees. Inexperienced operators no longer need immediate exposure to danger to learn, but can receive hands-on training in simulated environments.
Several studies have shown that virtual reality is a very effective tool for assimilating training in complex technical processes. With virtual reality, companies can train from anywhere at any time, avoiding travel for both the employee and the training tutor.
Another aspect to highlight is the significant growth in knowledge retention. Compared to more traditional methods, such as lectures, passive reading and consumption of audio-visual content, practice-based training, including virtual reality environments, allows for 75% knowledge retention. For perspective, a tutor-to-operator training lecture is 70% less effective than through a virtual experience.
Virtual Reality for occupational awareness
For both novice and professional operators, virtual reality is the perfect tool to raise ORP (Occupational Risk Prevention) awareness. Raising awareness of the importance of safety is not easy unless you experience a critical situation first hand. The level of commitment increases thanks to the immersion offered. Virtual reality makes it possible to recreate risk contexts so that workers can interactively experience the difficulties of these situations.
From Innovae we offer SAVI, a platform where we design training capsules for industrial training. These capsules can recreate different situations, such as the importance of APIs in tasks at height, forcing the operator to use the equipment correctly to avoid falling from the top of a building.
These experiences have a great impact on the user and reinforce the retention of relevant knowledge, integrating more skilled professionals into the company than ever before.
If you want to learn more about SAVI, visit our website or contact us directly, we will be happy to explain in detail our commitment to virtual reality!