Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.
Virtual Reality isn’t an everyday tech yet – but it will be soon enough. In addition to its use cases in workplace training, there are several additional ways VR offers value to a number of industries. Product design sees a lot of potential benefits, since VR allows for numerous iterations and design testing without the expense or time delay of building actual prototypes. Risk is reduced as kinks are worked out before a physical product is made, and overall time to market is shortened. Of course, there are also drawbacks – including cost of equipment for emerging tech, and the lack of across-the-board standards for VR hardware and operating systems.
While these issues are ironed out, businesses can make use of 3D interactive simulation tech. The transfer from 3D to VR is a far smaller step than for those still using power points and training manuals.
It’s not news that Virtual Reality (VR) will most likely become part of consumers’ lives through games first – but that’s not a bad thing. Former Stanford University football player Derek Belch co-founded STRIVR Labs to help teams extend practice beyond limited field time regulations, but the VR company isn’t stopping there. Seeing the potential for others to benefit, STRIVR is applying new funding to growing their tech for applications in the business world. VR tech lets trainees practice in a risk-free environment – and that’s just as valuable in an office setting as it is in an operations and maintenance one. Even when the stakes aren’t life or death, workers in an office setting, for example, can experience simulated scenarios to perfect sales pitches, resolve customer service issues, understand sexual harassment guidelines, and more. In addition to saving time and money on training, employees build confidence that lends to better job performance.
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