To train with VR you can use different kinds of headsets. A VR set has one headset and two controllers. Through the headset you believe you are in the virtual world and you are isolated from the real world. With the controllers you move your virtual hands during the training. With the controllers you, for example, push a button or pick up some kind of equipment.
A VR headset works by creating a virtual world around the user. This is done by placing two screens in the headset, one for each eye. Each screen shows an image specific to that eye. The images shown to each eye are slightly different from each other, creating a depth effect and giving the user a sense of being in a 3D environment.
The VR headset is also equipped with sensors that track movements of the user's head. As the user moves their head, the images on the screen adjust to reflect this, giving the user a sense of being in a different environment.
Training in VR requires a VR headset with controllers to interact with the virtual environment. To use a VR headset, the user must put on the headset and connect it to a computer, or use a standalone VR headset. After starting the VR training, the user can move as he or she would in the real world.
You need a VR ready computer and a stable fool-proof VR headset for our training applications. The costs for a VR ready computer and stable fool-proof VR headset are approximately € 2500 excl. VAT. Per set, approximately € 300 installation costs by an IT supplier must be taken into account. We work together with a hardware supplier who knows exactly which hardware is required for our training and your wishes. They can also possibly install the hardware at your location and answer the questions.
At the moment our VR training requires a VR set that is connected with a cable to a computer or laptop. However, this is changing quickly and in the foreseeable future it will be possible to train on a stand-alone headset.
There are two main differences between wired VR sets and standalone VR sets: the connector and the hardware. Wired VR sets are connected to a computer or laptop, while standalone VR sets are completely self-contained and require no connection to any other device. Standalone VR sets have a built-in computer and other hardware, such as sensors and a screen, in the headset itself.
Another important difference is the freedom of movement that the two types of VR sets offer. Wired VR sets are often limited to the range of the cable, while standalone VR sets give the user more freedom to move around. This makes standalone VR sets more suitable for activities that require more movement. Another important difference is that a stand-alone VR set no longer requires a computer. The VR training is loaded onto the VR set, making training in VR even easier and more flexible.
Various options are possible for the VR training room. Professional training with VR requires a free space of at least 2,5 by 2,5 meters per person. With the current hardware technology it is possible to have several trainees train at the same time in the same room. With a space of 5 by 5 meters it is possible to train 4 trainees. Each trainee then needs their own headset and at the moment still needs a computer.
We develop VR training applications for standard procedures for various industries. These training courses are widely applicable and you pay a licence fee per user. We offer a VR training appllication from € 20,- per person, making training with VR attractive and feasible for many companies.
Because of our setup, we can customise the VR training applications, at an additional cost, for your client's situation. A different environment can be created, the procedure can be changed and customer logos can also be added to the environment. Also, customer-specific scenarios can be developed in addition to the existing variations of the scenarios.
The VR training applications are designed so that trainees can perform them independently. They can first get used to training in VR by following an instruction with the VR glasses on. After that, they can be trained. They do not need any specific experience or level of training for this.
For the trainers, we have a special half-day Train-the-trainers programme where we cover all the ins and outs of training set-up, how to apply it in your training programme, how the hardware works, the operation of the dashboard and any possible questions from trainees that they should be able to answer.
Due to the digital nature of the VR training applications, they can be conducted in different languages. The training sessions are standard in Dutch and English. We work with computer-generated voice-overs for the instruction and the help system. This makes us flexible, and the costs are limited, to offer the training in other languages such as Czech, Polish or German.
For specific procedures or machines within your company, we can develop a customised VR training.
No, that is not necessary. Our unique training design allows us to exchange parts (models) and adjust the sequence of the procedure. Of course, we test the modified training extensively to make sure there are no bugs in it.
Before you start training with virtual reality, there are probably many questions about using VR glasses, whether you will get nauseous etc. Below, we provide answers to some questions. If your question is not among them, please contact us.
While following a VR training, there is a small chance that you may experience nausea. This condition is also known as cybersickness. This is a form of motion sickness that occurs when the movements you see in the virtual world do not match the movements your body experiences. There are trainees who experience this regularly or violently, and there are also many trainees who do not suffer from anything. Our VR training applications are designed to minimise the risk of nausea.
There are a few things you can do to prevent nausea while following a VR training:
Yes, you can wear your glasses under your VR headset. Many VR glasses are designed to be used with glasses and have adjustable lens distances. It is important to make sure the VR glasses fit correctly on your head and over your glasses, so that the image is clear and the glasses are comfortable.
VR glasses are close to your eyes, requiring your eyes to put more effort into focusing the image you see. However, there is no evidence that using VR glasses is directly bad for your eyes. As with watching a television or computer monitor, it is important to take regular breaks and limit the distance from the screen. If you wear VR glasses for an extended period of time, you may experience eye strain, headaches or reduced vision. Therefore, it is important not to keep VR glasses on for too long and take regular breaks.
If you have epilepsy, it is very important to be cautious when following a training using VR glasses. There are studies that have shown, that some VR experiences can cause stroboscopic effects, making certain people with epilepsy more susceptible to a seizure.
If you have epilepsy, it is advisable to check with your doctor before following any VR training. If you do decide to do the VR training, read the instructions for use carefully and take regular breaks. If, while using VR, you experience symptoms such as feeling unwell, confusion, flashing lights or seizures, stop using immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.