VR can come in many forms but a powerful approach is to use 360 video. Here is a great example we created, working in collaboration with Broadcast Productions. This 360 video puts the user on top of scaffolding and demonstrates its power at communicating basic elements of safety. Using a mobile phone and Google Cardboard, users can be totally immersed within the experience.
Mobikats have developed our own technology to enable us to make the learning experience interactive. We can overlay questions on a 360 degree image and get users to answer them by staring at different points in the image, essentially using line of sight as a virtual mouse.
The creation of interactive 360 video experiences doesn’t need to break to the bank either. Costs of creating 360 video training are not too dissimilar to those of creating a standard interactive video training package. Yet the advantages are many fold:
- Immersive VR training promotes better memory retention, due to the nature of the experience being very real. Research data suggests retention is double for VR based training after 6 months vs standard video training.
- 360 video training can be done onsite using simple low cost google Cardboard goggles and a smartphone, saving costs.
- Since 360 video training is immersive, when it’s being used, users can’t be doing anything else. You can also track head movements, to assess level of engagement
- If you have to deliver training in different languages, we can provision that within the package, so different language users can train in the same room at one time
To try out 360 video training, you'll need some googlecardboard goggles and an Android of iPhone. Then go to the video demo: https://youtu.be/WE7dWsmqbiY. If you'd like to experience a high quality version, please contact us.