Virtual Reality Training and Planning Solutions

Virtual reality (VR) allows training with real-world scenarios in the safety of an immersive environment. Users test and practice on-the-job and emergency situations; move through environments that includes teammates, enemy combatants, or civilians; and prepare for emergencies. By augmenting mission planning or training with VR simulations, trainees can interact within the realism of a virtual environment and efficiently transfer their skills into the real world in a much more cost-effective way.

Virtual Safety Training Solutions

Current studies reveal that more than half of workplace accidents are due to human error. Virtual environments provide a zero-consequence space where employees can reenact on-the-job situations safely, improving their situational awareness and reducing injuries in the workplace. Employees experience real-time consequences, allowing them to learn from mistakes, optimize processes, and learn potentially dangerous procedures immediately in a safe environment without risk to themselves, teammates, or equipment.

Mechdyne helps clients develop virtual reality (VR) solutions that results in standardized training modules and interactive experiences. VR promotes training effectiveness and consistency by augmenting current training strategies. Interactive, active training methods bring a real life aspect into training scenarios as users work with teammates, perform tasks through avatars, and hone their motor skills. Furthermore, different supervisors could have different training methods, which may result in inconsistent learning practices.

With a reduced or eliminated need for supervisors to perform training, all employees receive consistent, up-to-date, and interactive training that results in:

  • Improved situational awareness during day-to-day operations, special projects, or emergency procedures
  • Simplified process requirements that are consistent across an organization's workplace
  • A culture that strengthens an individual's commitment to creating a safe, injury-free, and incident-free environment
  • Better understanding and application of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards

Mission Planning and Coordination Solutions

Hazardous military missions require intensive planning, preparation, and training to ensure safety and success. Virtual reality and immersive solutions support unique planning, team practices, and mission execution, ultimately leading to successful missions.

Mechdyne has supported many elite defense and intelligence agencies, federal laboratories, and government research institutions with virtual technology solutions. Together, we create realistic, interactive, and collaborative environments that reduce our clients' risk and cost. Through the use of virtual reality and 3D visualization, military organizations:

  • Introduce and simulate future missions or training exercises to understand the effects of mission orders, understanding how individuals and teams react, behave, and work together
  • Analyze individual responses and team dynamics to optimize decision-making and performance of goal-related activities
  • Test and understand a variety of environments and experiences, such as additional assets, autonomous systems, policing scenarios, or other training opportunities

Disaster Management Training Solutions

Communities, government agencies, and private businesses are all at risk of natural or man-made disasters. From floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes, to hostage situations, bomb threats, and HVAC failures, analyzing and preparing for potential disasters allows for long-term safety and sustainability. Virtual reality and visualization solutions can substantially impact disaster management outcomes.

Mechdyne's Solutions Have Helped Clients:

  • Shorten the emergency response learning curve for new employees
  • Accelerate training and refresher courses for seasoned employees
  • Uncover efficiencies in disaster management tactics and procedures

Real situations include many unaccounted for variables, such as psychological effects of stress and impaired decision-making, where even the most experienced professionals can forget certain aspects of previous training. In what many researchers call "game-based training," professionals such as doctors, nurses, or military personnel learn and retain more information on how to respond to potential disasters. Within a virtual space, individuals receive a consistent and realistic training scenario that is both cost-effective and intuitive.

As individuals are put into more realistic scenarios within a virtual space-such as those including large crowds, infrastructure damage, and noise-professionals more easily plan and train for disasters in the safety of a controlled environment. Individuals sharpen their critical thinking and team-making skills as they interact with virtual avatars or equipment. When unplanned disasters come, individuals make quick and actionable decisions that save lives and prevent more damage due to realistic training and preparation.

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