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Virtual Reality (VR)

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

    • It requires excellent infrastructure