Augmented reality training simulators, or AR training simulators, are intended to train users for a certain role in a partially virtual environment. Trainees utilize the augmented reality in these solutions to learn the vital skills needed for a new job. These from differ from virtual reality training simulators, as the latter provides training simulations to users in a completely immersive, virtual environment. By integrating 3D images into the real world using a phone or other mobile device with a camera, AR training simulators replicate real-life situations, which makes the learning experience more retainable and engaging. AR training simulators allow users in high-stress careers to develop skills necessary for the job before they are put in the field. These solutions tend to be used by those in hands-on careers, such as medicine or law enforcement. AR training simulators can also be of use to those in more niche careers, like aviation and transportation. Some AR training simulators may have augmented reality SDK functionalities, which means that developers can customize their specific AR training simulator platform to fit the needs of their organization.
To qualify for inclusion in the AR Training Simulator category, a product must:
MaestroAR provides procedure-specific learning in 3D augmented reality on both Trainer and FlexVR robotic surgery simulators. Based on recorded surgical procedures, MaestroAR allows trainees to immerse themselves in the surgery by using the simulator to control virtual robotic instruments to interact with anatomical regions within the augmented 3D video. Maestro AR provides opportunities to gain procedural familiarity and to develop decision-making skills