Top 3 reasons to implement VR training to your business today
Virtual Reality (VR) technology is changing the way we do business. In these past years, VR has faced a resurgence unlike ever before, especially when it comes to the development of VR professional training. VR is being used for training purposes in order to help employees and students gain more knowledge, improve their skills, with higher safety standards and also to provide a better customer experience.
Many industries have invested heavily into implementing VR into their business models in order to stay ahead of the game. VR allows companies to improve internal processes and employee/consumer engagement by connecting data to a human experience. The potential is obvious for all businesses and the healthcare industry is on the forefront of the VR transformation. VR is a part of Digital Reality, which incorporates a lot of other fields such as 360° Video Reality, Augmented Reality (AR), Immersive Reality and Mixed Reality, as seen in the figure below:
So why should this matter to you? If you own a business or if you head the digital transformation efforts for a company: new training methods, customer experience and even employee benefits should matter. In this article, however, we are going to focus on the benefits of VR professional employee training.
Here are the top 3 reasons to invest in a VR training program:
- User Interaction & Knowledge Retention: With VR, you can actually test things out rather than just sit through powerpoint presentations or watch videos, it is an immersive and life-like experience. This allows for better learning retention rates and training of cognitive skills. With user interaction, you can also use the training demo to focus on patient experience, allow them to view things from their own perspective, ease their anxiety and even reduce their pain.
- Safety: Real-life scenario training along with replications are extremely expensive and most times impossible to recreate due to cost, safety purposes and scale. With VR anything is possible and it is way more cost-effective to prepare students and employees to learn on the job. VR training gives healthcare providers the practice they need, before actually working with real patients.
- Cost Reduction: VR training experiences are scalable, realistic, can be used anywhere simultaneously and are highly economic compared to traditional training mannequins or other hardware, as they don’t require actual machinery or large physical locations. Training and on-boarding time are also reduced as trainees become experts faster, in a better, safer and more cost-effective environment. This way VR professional training allows organizations to achieve faster growth by giving employees a hands-on experience instead of just theory, that will need to be refined in the future by trial and error in the field.
Lastly, according to the International Data Corporation, the MENA regional market for AR and VR is expected to reach $6 billion by 2020. iSpectra is in the right place to be, providing on-demand custom VR solutions and immersive training experiences for companies worldwide and especially in the MENA region.
Learn more about how iSpectra helped one of our clients, a Dental Clinic, by watching this quick demo below. This demo helps dental students and trainees gain more confidence and practice their technical skills as they conduct simulated anesthesia injections and teeth tartar removal. This tactile experience provides valuable practice. In this specific case, VR was also used for patients who want to see what would be done during their procedure, in order for them to feel more comfortable and ease their anxiety of going to the Dentist.