One is too many
More than 5,000 fatalities occur every year in North America as a result of workplace accidents. Yes, 5,000 deaths, most of which are preventable with better training.
But do we have the tools to achieve that? Conventional training has shown its limitations and has opened the door to new technologies that can bridge this gap.
Immersive Technologies are proving to be the perfect fit for this.
Getting into the VR/AR world requires a 2 step process. The first one is taking the decision to try it. Like 3D Cinema, These techs have always generated curiosity and, in the end, everyone will try it.
The most amazing aspect happens after yout try them. And this has been the rule time after time we demo a simulation: a 2-step reaction. First, the excitement of having a first MR experience. Immediately after there is this click moment and the perception of the potential.
Learn from your mistakes
This is the exactly the are where VR will generate most impact, and highly disruptive to say the least. Just think about how one gains proficiency in playing video games. It is a trial and error process all the time. Add to the equation the complexity of a game controller, 2 joysticks, a few buttons, etc. But we master it at a level of expertise clearly explainable by the 10,000 hour theory. The more you train the better you get. Period.
The Goor Error
This is why simulators exist: errors. There is no better way to learn than from your mistakes. But mistakes in the real world can be disastrous. Not in simulators. On the contrary. Mistakes here will have virtual consequences - which can be fatal, just as in reality - and will generate frustration, a desire to make better decisions and prompt safer behaviors. And you will learn from them, just as much you would learn in real life. Why?
Because your brain gives it a push. Although your brain knows it is false, it gives in to Virtualization. The sheer amount of stimulation of both your brain hemispheres by the hypothalamus turns you on and creates this immersion so powerful to learning. And this is as stimulating as it gets.
In this video, as a supervisor, you failed in observing that you team worker was not using the correct PPE - personal protective equipment. And he gets electrocuted, a minor chock, but an error that could be fatal. You will never forget you mistake.
Virtualization it is a tool which, for the first time, touches your emotions and stimulates you brain unlike any other medium. A stimulated brain results in better training, longer lasting memory retention and more and better experiences absorbed. It will do for training and education what the powerpoint did for the classroom and the boardroom in 1990, more than a quarter century ago.
The real promise - Data data data
Contrary to any other training method, VR brings to the table the possibility of measuring behaviour. You do it, we measure it. We analyze it, we tell you about your gaps of knowledge, about your awareness, about your stress level. Like never before. You learn, better faster and for longer, about the work environment and about yourself. And you will perform better, safer and with greater preparation for the unexpected. Simple.
How we do it
We have combined a series of natural interfaces. The EXO system learns from the trainee. and beyond that, a series of special sensors capture key biometric information that will teach you and me to do our jobs better. Learn what distracts you, factors of stress, workplace signage and warning effectiveness and when these emotional factors will expose you or your workmates to risks.
About EXO Workforce We create biometric VR simulations for standards-based worker training to increase safety and eradicate accidents. We focus on deep learning, better judgment, and teaching safe behaviors. Our platform uses biometric sensors to measure "how" workers cope with real workplace risks and challenges. Our big data analysis also identifies gaps in operational knowledge that is proven to mitigate risks, prevent accidents and generate major costs savings.
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