The general demand for training is enormous – whether it’s onboarding, workplace safety, equipment or procedural training – the field of application is diverse. Legal requirements, higher staff turnover, heterogeneous learning groups, and shorter change cycles are additional challenges. When these factors encounter only limited availability of qualified trainers, it becomes difficult and the organizational effort increases. At this point, the use of XR technologies – Augmented and Virtual Reality – can make a decisive contribution to partially or fully automating, scaling, documenting, or even enabling training.
Tip: XR training can also help companies better cope with additional challenges such as entry restrictions and increased travel costs.
Meaning of Immersion
The meaning of “Immersion” is literally “to immerse oneself”. Users can thus spatially perceive an artificial scene, like in a flight simulator. Immersive training provides learning scenarios in which the learning content is not only shown, but can also be tried out. Depending on the design of the training, it is also possible to make mistakes whose impact is tangible and documented by the software. The training can be interrupted at any time and repeated as often as desired until the desired results, such as carrying out maintenance within a time and error limit, are achieved.
In open space, complex devices can also be operated using VR.
Device training can also be implemented in Augmented Reality. However, the original equipment is required for this type of training.
Commissioning and Remote Instruction
Example “Next Level Operator”
Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions, it is not always possible for the trainer to be on site. In our example, a construction machine is to be put into operation with the help of an AR headset.
The first step is an automated basic instruction using augmented reality, supported by the avatar EEVE.
The second part is carried out by a human trainer for insurance reasons. Trainees share their field of view with the remote trainer through the AR headset. Instruction can be supplemented through verbal instructions, markings, drawings, as well as pictures and videos.