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Mixed Reality Training for Aircraft
The development follows Airbus becoming a member of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program, meaning the OEM can build and exploit Mixed Reality on behalf of Microsoft which is recognised and certified by the company.
Together with the headsets, HoloLens can provide access to aircraft digital data which can be viewed from any angle to run specific aircraft procedures virtually. It means users can learn from anywhere, without the need of the physical aircraft, via either a holographic coach or an interactive, shared 3D virtual system.
The AR/VR Combo to Keep Pace with Honeywell’s Skilled Personnel Retiring
Honeywell has begun using a cloud-based simulation tool that combines augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities. “With as much as 50 percent of industrial plant personnel due to retire within the next five years, the Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Immersive Competency is designed to bring new industrial workers up to speed quickly by enhancing training and delivering it in new and contemporary ways.”
Using Microsoft’s HoloLens, they’re able to simulate various scenarios and train and test personnel on their skills. According to Honeywell, “[t]his approach improves skill retention versus traditional training methods by up to 100 percent and reduces the length of technical training by up to 66 percent. Additionally, the employees’ training progress is tracked as part of a formal competency management system.”
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