Virtual reality training simulators, or VR training simulators, can be used in almost any industry to help train users in an immersive virtual environment. These tools should not be confused with augmented reality training simulators, which provide training simulations to users through integrating digitally-created 3D images into the real world. Students and professionals can utilize virtual situations to improve the overall learning experience by reproducing real-life situations, making the experience more engaging and retainable. Giving users these experiences allows for trainees to practice and develop the skills that may be necessary in certain high-stress careers. Those in professions such as law enforcement and medicine can benefit from VR training simulators. However, the use of these tools can span vertical industries, like aviation and transportation. Some VR training simulators may have virtual reality SDK functionalities, which means that developers can customize the VR training simulator platform to fit their specific needs.
To qualify for inclusion in the VR Training Simulator category, a product must:
Virtalis markets the Haptic Cow and Haptic Horse products and has already installed them in many of the UK’s leading veterinary schools. The systems draw on virtual touch, or haptics, and enable students to carry out virtual rectal and abdominal examinations.