How is VR changing training in industry?

By August 16, 2017Blog

Virtual Reality: Changing Our Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is changing the way we experience the world around us and opening up worlds and possibilities beyond such as Save the Cat or Die Trying.  But simulating dangerous environments and activities is exactly what makes this technology the perfect tool for training.  In this post we’re looking at how some industries are using VR right now to improve and enhance their company training.

VR Training in the Military

Virtual reality training has been used by the military for years; in both flight simulation and combat settings. VR enables dangerous simulations without the real-world risks, and the immersive nature allows for more instinctual behaviour. In addition to this, the technology allows performance to be carefully monitored and tracked, and is much safer and less costly than traditional methods.

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VR Training in Medicine

In the medical world, VR is being used to train surgeons for real-life situations.  Using hand-based interactivity, this new technique is being used to teach complex procedures, surgical techniques and new medical tools more efficiently.  This concept is similar to LlamaZOO’s very own JetsonVR – using new technologies and our most accurate digital medical cadaver, institutions can get a hands-on virtual dissection experience to help educate and train the new generation of veterinary students.

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VR Training for Resource Industries

VR is also being used to help train oil and gas drilling staff, and the hardware will increase the efficiency of drilling workflow and extraction.  The technology is being used to provide specialist visualization using real life data, allowing engineers, well-site geologists and production teams to simultaneously view and share information.  VR is the ideal technology for this dynamic data environment and LlamaZOO has been working with one of the top 20 global mining companies to develop unique data solutions in our LlamaZOO platform.  Stay tuned to hear more about what we’re digging up!

VR training is the hot topic of many current validating studies, but a recent one by Google proves using VR to be more efficient at improving information retention.  Trainees were also found to learn more quickly and effectively that those using just instructional videos – so get ready for the next generation of training!


At LlamaZOO we develop interactive and immersive 3D communications, training, and digital twin visualization software for enterprise, specializing in mining, and other natural resource industries.

We are world-leading experts in spatial data fusion – combining large datasets into one centralized repository, making access to and understanding of critical data easier and faster, for both internal and external stakeholders.

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