Probably the single most important aspect of training using Virtual Reality Technology is that you are completely immersed in an environment created specifically to teach you a particular skill! Let me say that again, it is created for you.
Sometimes it’s hard for someone to completely grasp what we mean by immersive. With VR Tech, you are wearing a lightweight headset that completely encompasses your whole field of vision. You only see what you are being shown, no distractions.
Most of us know what it’s like to sit in a movie theater and watch an impressive movie on the big screen. VR Tech puts you into the screen. Best seat in the house by far! Because of this we can take you out of the truck to do things like coupling and uncoupling a trailer from a truck. You can’t get this experience from watching a video, reading a book or even sitting in a simulator. It’s why VR training has such high retention rates. People will retain 90% of what they do versus 30% of what they see and only 10% of what they write.
Ok, let’s get back to that created for you part. This is what makes IRIS by iMVR so important. Let’s take coupling as an example. Each provincial / state has it’s own guidelines on what steps they would like you to follow when coupling a tractor trailer to a truck. Individual companies may have additional “Best practices” steps they might want you to take to follow their process. With IRIS, the process is whatever you decide to include. The process isn’t the only thing that might need tweaking. Sometimes your gear on the truck or trailer can be very specific in terms of how to operate. IRIS is highly customize-able. From the gear to the process we can recreate your world in IRIS.
Here’s a little teaser video to show you a little from our coupling module.
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