Simulators have been at the backbone of highly specialized, complex professionals' training programs for decades. Industries such as Aviation, Law Enforcement, Aerospace, and Military rely on simulations to expose their team members to dangerous and sometimes life-threatening situations without actually putting them in harms way. With specialized niche industries proving that simulation training is valuable, why hasn't it spread to a larger scale? A number of the shortcomings of legacy simulation training (i.e. Screen-Based) are addressed by the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) Technology and allow for a scalable training simulation solution for industries across the board.
Let's take a closer look at the VR Advantage...
VR technology allows for the best of both worlds when it comes to simulator training. The highest possible level of authenticity with a small, mobile physical footprint.
Let's do a compare and contrast exercise:
We see the world in 3 dimensions thanks to the "stereo vision" supplied by having two eyes. This allows for depth perception and the ability to focus on objects both near and far. Any object rendered on a flat screen, like a computer monitor or even an High Definition TV screen, is only visible in 2D.
So, how beneficial is it to learn a skill that entails an incredible amount of depth-perception (like say, CRANE OPERATIONS), on a two-dimensional screen?
Legacy simulation has historically been limited to a very small percentage of the workforce in highly specialized industries because frankly - its big, bulky, and hard to implement.
Don't just take my word for it. Check out this legacy flight simulator...
Looks easy to manage that system right?