3D Interactive Tech Talk – Alabama U, Police Training, Manuals on iPads

Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.

Boeing Converts Paper to iPad, Paving Way For Entirely Virtual Training

Boeing is converting all paper-based manuals to a digital format, accessible on the iPad via an app. ‘Going digital’ not only saves lots of paper, but paves the way toward an even larger opportunity. The iPad is the perfect conduit for 3D interactivity thanks to its natural user interface (NUI), which is capable of delivering interactive content that will eventually make Boeings’ trainings not only accessible online, but potentially entirely virtual.

Alabama Adopting 3D Training by 2014

With 300 different aviation industries already in the state and an estimated $217M spend by 2025, Alabama is on track to have 2,200 UAS-related jobs in the next decade, according to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. So it makes lots of sense for Alabama’s Aviation Center to use 3D interactive applications in its maintenance training program – and it plans to have it up and running by 2014. Other states take note!

Virtual 3D Technology Providing Superior Police Training

Real world training can certainly get expensive – and it can be dangerous. Military and aircraft technicians speak to this phenomenon, and so do police officers. When it comes to dangerous on-the-job training, police administrators should be highly motivated to find other ways – and it appears they have: Training via Virtual 3D Technology. And guess what? Officers completing the virtual training were better able to later apply what they learned to real situations.

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