Employee training with the help of a virtual reality application

Photo: Examination of an application

The solution: development of an application for VR glasses that simulates a tour of the detailed representation of the plant under construction at the group's largest integrated production and fabrication site.

The application is designed in such a way that when an employee puts on the data glasses, he feels completely immersed in the displayed environment and has the impression of actually standing in the middle of the hall next to the new production line: Routes can be walked along, doors can be opened virtually, machine components can be examined, and work processes can be trained and checked:

The two controllers are used to move to any place in the hall in order to familiarize oneself with the production steps and learn the required activities and framework conditions.

Thanks to the depth effect, the experience of wearing the VR glasses is so lasting, even if only for a few minutes, that, according to the users' statements, initial skepticism gives way to genuine enthusiasm in no time at all. What's more, the Valve Index VR glasses used, which have an increased frame rate, significantly reduce susceptibility to motion sickness.

Conclusion

The high amount of time and money spent on adjustments following any planning errors and the training of employees is significantly reduced, as department managers, technicians and workers are already given an insight into their later working environment during the planning phase. And this form of training is also fun.