The use of augmented reality in training new employees
Within just the last couple of years, virtual and augmented reality have become valuable training tools for people in all kinds of industries. Carson Palmer—the former quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals—famously used virtual reality in practice to simulate defensive schemes, go through his progressions and find open receivers.
Similar types of training regimens utilizing augmented and virtual reality are being applied across various verticals, property and casualty insurance among them.
Existing workflows at insurance carriers, restoration experts, interior designers and others are ripe for augmented reality integrations. Adopting such training functionality—which is commonly called XR, for extended or mixed reality—can revolutionize how businesses train and prepare their employees for real-world scenarios.
PLNAR—the augmented reality app that can automatically generate 3-D models, measurements and annotations of rooms—adapts that training functionality into guided workflows for claims (for instance, helping a trainee assess and mark up water damage or high water mark after a home suffers from a flood, or help a new employee at an interior design company create a compelling room design).
The benefits of integrating AR into training regimens are many. First, it creates a sort of gamification of training that wouldn’t exist otherwise, making the training process more appealing for users. Instead of reading a set of instructions or listening to a manager, trainees are able to experience a scenario first-hand.
According to Training Industry magazine, implementing AR into training better enables trainees to learn, and to store those lessons in new ways:
“Rather than having to remember what they learned during training, users can directly reference that information in real time. This decreases the procedural demand on memory, lightening the cognitive burden of the task, and allows AR users to dedicate more attention to completing the task with a higher degree of accuracy and quality.”
As AR technology proliferates and becomes cheaper, corporations will be examining how to best utilize it to create new criteria of excellence and new standard operating procedures that can be applied across the entire employee base. To learn how you can get in on the ground floor in augmented reality training, contact Andy Greff @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to visit the PLNAR website.