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Some jobs are inherently dangerous, and training for them can be just as dangerous. AR enables new employees to practice these tasks without risk of injury or endangering themselves.
Fremont, CA: Technology advancements have brought many amazing, useful tools to the workplace. These tools have a broad range of applications, and the list is growing by the day. Augmented reality (AR) is just one example of a technology that benefits society. Ways to use this technology are becoming more widely available, and its presence in the workplace can be extremely beneficial for a variety of reasons.
Advantages of AR Training
Engagement: There is some truth to the idea that people learn by doing. AR allows for hands-on learning in a structured, interactive setting. With physical devices, trainees can practice job tasks in real-time, at their own pace, and without being pressured by managers, customers, or performance expectations.
Safety: Some jobs are inherently dangerous, and training for them can be just as dangerous. AR enables new employees to practice these tasks without risk of injury or endangering themselves.
Cognitive Barriers: Job training can be difficult at times. Even with a good education, many careers have steep learning curves. This type of hands-on learning allows trainees to get a sense of how things are supposed to work and how to deal with problems when they arise. They have the time to thoroughly understand the material.
AR Training In Practice
Space: AR allows the aerospace industry to see an overlay of parts on real-world models as well as easy access to complex instructions. Some of this technology, like that used in medicine, can help prepare trainees for real-world situations. Scientists can plan future expeditions from the comfort of their offices, thanks to an app that can reconstruct Mars' landscape.
Medicine: It is difficult to gain hands-on experience performing procedures without risk in medicine. AR helps to overcome this barrier by allowing medical students to learn anatomy and practice surgeries. Trainees can use mirroring holograms of their bodies thanks to anatomy apps and other technologies.