Virtual Reality is a training method that puts the participant in 3-D environment. The three dimensional environment stimulates situations and events that are experienced in the job. The participant interacts with 3-D images to accomplish the training objectives. This type of environment is created to give trainee the impression of physical involvement in an environment. To experience virtual reality, the trainee wears devices, like headset, gloves, treadmills, etc.
Virtual Reality provides trainees with an understanding of the consequences of their actions in the work environment by interpreting and responding to the trainees actions through its accessories:
Headset provides audio and visual information
Gloves provides tactile information
Treadmills is used for creating the sense of movement
Sensory devices transmits how the trainees are responding in the virtual workplace to the computer
This allows the virtual reality (VR) system to respond by changing the environment appropriately.
Features of Virtual Reality (VR) System
Some of the features of Virtual Reality System are:
It is poorly understood requires technical understanding
It is expensive
It is time consuming
It is flexible in nature
It does not incur traveling, lodging, or food cost