The future is bright for Virtual Reality (VR) which has the potential to transform the traditional learning approach, by making interactive content available to anyone, anywhere and at any time.
What once was seen as “something of the future” is now here to stay. VR and AR are the new smart technologies which along with blockchain and unmanned inspection, are going to transform the future of shipping and of other industries as well.
Europe’s booming virtual reality market accounts for about a fifth of the market which is expected to reach €150 billion in 2020. In 2018, the virtual reality market is estimated to reach a value of 12.1 billion U.S. dollars. According to estimate by Goldman Sachs, AR and VR are expected to grow into a $95 billion market by 2025.
The strongest demand for AR and VR technology comes from creative industries. The impact of virtual reality is increasing exponentially in many business fields, including engineering, medicine, education, design, and training, because it can offer major improvement.
Cost-effective software and hardware solutions for Virtual Reality have already helped maritime industry to adapt its options and bring them to beneficial use. Specifically, in May 2017, Winterthur Gas & Diesel installed its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator for training complete engine room crews, at the Marine Power Academy Training Centre of HHM, in Shanghai, China while DNV GL held its traditional press conference at the Nor-Shipping trade fair showcasing the company’s innovative vision, with attendees taking part in a virtual reality (VR) presentation.
Video, online communications and virtual learning are growing rapidly as training tools. There is currently a significant investment in VR learning by many companies which have acknowledged the many advantages that this technology has, especially for jobs…(Read More) Source: http://safety4sea.com/visual-reality-transforming-training/