AR or augmented reality incorporates digital information in a video or user environment in real-time. The technology can be used to superimpose sound, videos, images, animations, and more to create a holographic effect. There are a number of ways to use Augmented Reality (AR) for training within an organization.
Onboarding new employees
New employees can be given a virtual tour of the organization using AR. The user can wear AR glasses which allow images, texts and interactive media to pop up with the relevant information.
It’s well known that hands-on training is far and away the best way to learn more quickly and better retain information. AR training can be used with new employees – or for training current employees on new equipment or techniques – giving step-by-step instructions and the opportunity to practice.
Heavy Equipment Training
AR is an ideal tool for heavy machinery and equipment training as it can greatly reduce the safety risks and be free of consequences. An exact simulation of operations, safety checks, equipment failure scenarios, etc. can be created, allowing new employees to gain expertise without any negative consequences in the real world.
Quality Assessment Training
New employees can easily be trained in quality assessment using AR . They can learn what to check for when testing the quality of a product far more quickly and accurately than just using guide books or manuals.
Employee Safety Training
Augmented reality in employee safety training can dramatically reduce operational costs and training risks by creating safe simulations of unsafe situations. Realistic training scenarios in the real world can be dangerous as well as expensive. AR technology can also help identify issues with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) safety compliance.