Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the number one way businesses are training employees. Whether you are looking to upskill your retail workers or those on the front lines during COVID-19, virtual reality is making it possible during this unusual time.
Companies are adopting virtual reality to train their employees by allowing them to deal with real-world scenarios and receive personalized on-the-job training. Not only does virtual reality minimize the need for renting out space and equipment, but it allows our front line professionals to continue to learn given the circumstances of COVID-19 regulations. Here are a few advantages of using virtual reality in training:
Virtual reality can create a fully immersive experience for those in training. VR creates a compelling environment that makes the user feel present in the simulation. Engagement is critical to training outcomes, and without it, nobody would be ready to perform heart surgery on a patient. With virtual reality, the immersive training environment helps boost engagement, giving the user a real-world scenario.
Reduced pressure and error
There is always a learning curve when learning new skills. A surgeon may feel under pressure to master new skills, especially when it involves a patient on the surgical table. Nobody wants to be the guinea pig of a new surgeon. With VR, surgeons are given the most realistic view of an operation, helping them accelerate mastery and reduce patient risks.
Virtual reality training is also improving surgical skills, reducing the room for surgical error. With virtual reality training, medical students are getting that hands-on experience they need to be fully prepared for any situation that may arise in the operating room. According to a recent meta-analysis, controlled trials show a reduction in operative time, error rate, and accuracy when VR training is employed for new trainees with no prior experience with standard laparoscopic training.
Virtual reality speeds the development of mastery and expertise through repeated experiential learning. Learners absorb information faster and retain what they have learned longer because of the immersive and compelling experience that comes with virtual reality training. This repeated experiential learning broadly engages multiple learning systems in the brain, allowing users to improve skills faster.
At Immertec, we focus on real-time training with virtual reality and understand the importance of gaining experience and access to live training surgeries whenever necessary. Learn more about Immertec’s process and how we can implement VR training in your organization today. Contact us today!