Case Studies MULTI-FACETED XR SIMS
Immersive technologies are changing the way we live and work. According to Forbes, XR (Extended Reality) technologies will be “one of the most transformative tech. trends of the next five years”, where it is projected that 23 million jobs will be enhanced by XR technologies by 2030.
With the exponential growth of VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality), industry leaders are recognising the future of these technologies, and are planning how they can equip themselves to adopt them and lead the way for industry transformation.
In this article, we are going to look at the adoption of an XR simulator solution (XR SIM), in lieu of a traditional simulator, where the XR SIM is multi-faceted, enabling trainees to learn on multiple devices in multiple locations, at one time. It is the perfect, compact and scalable solution.
One of the key benefits of an XR SIM solution is trainees are training in a simulated environment from day one, accelerating their knowledge gain and increasing their retention of complex concepts. This is very different to the traditional simulator that is used towards the end of a lengthy face to face training curriculum.
An XR SIM is significantly more immersive than a traditional simulator, giving trainees the ability to practice task-based routines, where they feel like they are part of the actual scenario that’s happening in 360 degrees around them. XR SIM solutions offer immersive experiences that are difficult to replicate with traditional simulators, where trainees have the power to train on any skill, no matter how specific or niche it may be.
How multi-faceted can an XR-SIM solution be?
There are many “multi’s” – Multi Platform, Multi Device, Multi Use, Multi Station, Multi Fleet and Multi Player…
2. MULTI PLATFORM / MULTI DEVICE:
An XR SIM solution is designed to be served up on multiple platforms, be that virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality and on multiple devices:
3. MULTI USE:
The perfect XR SIM solution is one that merges onboarding, operations, and training into one. For example: an induction experience can be designed as a micro-credential and used for technical training in operations as well as annual refresher training, seamlessly transitioning a new employee into a new task and monitoring their performance. The proper design of a multi-use solution can see real benefits in retention rates, safety incident reduction and improved productivity rates.
4. MULTI STATION:
In one room you can have a Curation Station and Motion Simulator Station, PC Stations, where the stations are tailored to suit different activities. This enables you to engage trainees at the same time on different levels of content, minimising any barriers to participation, as there are multiple ways to be immersed in the content. A multi station solution enables general theory training, pre-start inspection training and driver training ensuring valuable assets are not required to be taken out of service to train on.
5. MULTI FLEETS:
The one Motion Simulator Station is a versatile solution designed to easily train multiple fleet types. This allows companies to take advantage of a variety of virtual equipment dashboards as well as a wide range of scenarios. A trainee can easily switch from one simulation to another to train on the next type of vehicle.
The solution is designed with a virtual dashboard, and configurable steering options, maintaining full-motion capability, enabling a range of equipment to be trained, on the one capital asset.
The virtual dashboard offers interactive and realistic controls that allow the trainee to learn at their own pace, with no risk or danger.
6. MULTI PLAYERS:
Multi-player XR SIMs are linked together to provide highly effective “whole of operations” collaborative decision and consequence training, allowing for all perspectives and consequences. Examples being:.
An excavator and a truck simulator linked as multi-player, where one trainee is operating a truck, and the other an excavator and they are working together mimicking a real-life loading situation;
A train driver and a controls centre simulator, where the two XR SIMs are linked enabling critical communications training; Multi player systems are not limited to two XR-SIMs being linked, there can be multiple links.
Extended Reality training simulators are the best way to provide immersive and realistic training simulations. Quantitative targes related to our solutions include: