As the technology landscape changes, global workplaces are finding new ways to help their employees thrive.
Today’s technology allows for more immersive and enriching ways to share and scale knowledge. Augmented reality (AR) technology provides employers with richer and more cost-effective options for on-the-job training, experiential coaching, knowledge transfer and collaboration.
AR is bridging gaps by improving skills-building in real time while delivering real business benefits .
Businesses using AR are experiencing greater efficiency, increased safety and improved knowledge transfer among employees, reimagining global teamwork with real-time collaboration via video, chat and interactions.
Complex training at employees’ fingertips in a safe, risk-free environment.
Guided training for technical applications including maintenance, repair, diagnostic procedures instructions.
Learning is focused with higher engagement and personalised facilitator interaction where trainees learn more quickly and retain more information.
No need to pay for a trainer to travel to you and possibly need accommodation where the duration of a course is more than one day.
All that is paid for is the day rate for providing a trainer/facilitator to lead the course.
The differential in the overall costs goes a long way to reducing the outlay therefore shortening the time it takes to recoup costs.
The increased engagement works towards accuracy and right-first-time repair targets.
It is an enhanced version of the physical world which combines a view of the real world with computer-generated elements.
No. Virtual Reality (VR) places the user in a simulated programme so they can experience what it would be like to be in that environment e.g. designing a house.
Trainees wear a head mounted camera with a combined heads up display (HUD) which connects through a videoconference type application so that the trainer can see what the trainee sees and the trainee can see whatever the trainer sends them through the HUD. All hands-free.
In the same way a trainer or facilitator would lead a classroom or online based training course, the trainer guides the trainees through a series of tasks to complete a learning session or module.
The trainer can be situated anywhere in the world and both trainer and trainee just need an internet connection.
Yes and no. Yes because it works over the internet and no because the trainer or facilitator sees exactly what the trainees see and is on hand to support them with guidance on what they are doing physically in real time.
AR is now used in medical training from MRI applications to performing highly delicate surgery in real time. Pilots flying F-35 fighter jets use AR displays to see a 360-degree view around their aircraft, thereby eliminating any blind spots.
There are so many potential applications and the one we are delivering right now - vehicle technical training - is for vehicle technicians needing to gain qualifications of demonstrable competency to service, diagnose and repair faults.