One is too many
More than 5,000 fatalities occur every year in North America as a result of workplace accidents. 5,000 deaths, most of which are preventable with better training.
Do we have the tools to achieve that? Conventional training has shown its limitations and new, immersive technologies are the solution to bridge this gap.
While you may have heard about AR/VR, you might have only heard about it in a singular sense, such as gaming, when there's so much more to it than any one use. These technologies are more intuitive than almost any before, meaning that they are easy for anyone to use so there is no limit on who can use them. The most important step is to try it. Take the first step and you'll start to begin to understand the potential. Experience these virtual worlds and began to imagine any scenario you can think of and we can carry it out for you!
Learn from your mistakes
This is the exactly where VR will generate most impact. In VR , as in in life, you learn from your mistakes but unlike real life, in VR you can make the mistakes needed to learn without actually suffering the consequences. The more you train the better you get. Period.
The Good Error
This is why simulators exist: errors. There is no better way to learn than from your mistakes, but mistakes in the real world can be disastrous. Not in simulators. Mistakes in simulators will have consequences that will generate frustration, a desire to make better decisions, and prompt safer behaviors but the consequences won't be fatal. There won't be lasting consequences but you will learn from these mistakes, just as much you would learn in real life. Why? Because your brain accepts the virtual world as real, even if only temporary. The activation of both brain hemispheres by the hypothalamus stimulates the user and creates an immersion so powerful that it becomes your reality.
In this video you, as a supervisor, failed to notice that your team member was not using the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Your team member gets electrocuted, a minor shock this time but an error that could be fatal in another situation. Make this mistake once in VR and you won't forget it in real life.
Virtualization it is a tool which, for the first time, evokes your emotions and stimulates you brain in a way that no other teaching medium has done before. An actively engaged brain results in better training, longer lasting memory retention, and better absorbed experience.
The real promise - data data data
Understanding behaviour is paramount when it comes to workplace safety and using these technologies lets us understand worker behaviour in a way that wasn't previously possible. You do it, we measure it, we analyze it. We'll tell you where your knowledge gaps are, about your awareness, even your stress levels. You'll learn about the work environment and about yourself better than ever before. This means you will perform better, safer, and with greater preparation for the unexpected. Simple.
How we do it
Special sensors capture key biometric information that help us understand users on a whole new level. Not only can you learn what distracts you or what stresses you, organizations can test the effectiveness of workplace signage and warning systems for their employees. Use this knowledge to improve your systems in real life and tailor training and procedures to mitigate the potential risks.
About EXO Workforce
We create biometric VR simulations for worker training to increase safety and eradicate accidents. We focus on deep learning, better judgment, and teaching safe behaviors. Our platform uses biometric sensors to measure "how" workers cope with real workplace risks and challenges. Our big data analysis also identifies gaps in operational knowledge that is proven to mitigate risks, prevent accidents, and generate major costs savings.
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