1. Safety Training on Oil Rigs
Frank’s International – an industry
leader in casing, installing and
distributing oilfield tubulars – is using
virtual reality training to recreate
teachable situations on oil rigs.
The goal is to lower the dangers when
working with heavy machinery and
lower fatality rate.
2. New Employees Orientation Process
In Australia, AGL Energy Limited uses VR
technology during the Welcome Day for
inducting new employees. Show the team
Such training gives new workers a taste of
life at the company. It shows the facilities.
Plan to shoot drone footage of the plants
(hydro operations and windfarms).
3. British Army Recruiting
The world’s first VR recruitment experience by The British
Army. Potential recruits (at Waterloo station) could drive the
Challenger II tank.
The latest developments in 360 content production showed the
thrill and excitement of serving in the forces from a first person
POV and drove an increase in applications to join the Army
Reserves (+65%) and enroll in officer training programs.
Source: http://visualise.com/case-study/british-army-vr-recruitment-experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B08Yd6YO_Q
4. German Railroads Recruiting
In Germany, Deutsche Bahn uses VR technology to aid in recruitment.
Prospective employees look at the train depot inspection, at the engineering
work on the railroad. 360-degree video.
They are given the chance to experience the job before they apply, helping to
give the company an edge in a competitive market.
5. Marriott creates virtual travelling
experience from London to Hawaii
A marketing case, but similar mechanics can be used
1. VR Postcards are available to Marriott
guests. They follow 3 tourists in mountains of
Chile, ice cream shop in Rwanda, busy streets of
2. Teleport. From London to Maui.
Sources: https://travel-brilliantly.marriott.com/our-innovations/vr-postcards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6yMqXLnpN4
3. Customer Interactions Training
Hotel. 40 customers come
NASA Trains Spacewalking with VR
NASA makes sure that the people they send into space have some
amount of experience in becoming detached from their shuttle and
have to use a backpack to navigate their way back or performing
complicated tasks in zero gravity.
Virtual Reality enables NASA to simulate all these situations.
VR training cost depends on …
Reasons to be afraid of VR
Doesn’t work for
all types of courses
Doesn’t scale well
Dizzy Not if the camera is steady, at eyes’ height. And the person is sitting.
Mobile app. If the phone is connected to the Internet we send any data
(name, mistakes, finished or not).
Depends on the script. Can be 2 weeks. Devices now cost $70.
True. Worse than traditional online. But glasses are spreading wide and
fast. There were times when smartphones were rare.
True. Can’t learn finance, MS Office or anything longer than 10 minutes.