Consistent training in virtual environments

Achieving consistent standards in employee training requires the same training program worldwide. Companies that employ a multinational workforce and have operations across multiple countries, consistent global training and development strategy needs to be an integral part of their business.

Consistent training in virtual environments

Achieving consistent standards in employee training requires the same training program worldwide.

Companies that employ a multinational workforce and have operations across multiple countries, consistent global training and development strategy needs to be an integral part of their business. Maintaining consistent training standards can be challenging. Training in a virtual environment can be repeated in exactly the same way for everyone and as many times as needed at no extra cost. Virtual environments also enable training without textual content. This eliminates translation interpretation problems.

Rayworks and HAMK (Häme University of Applied Sciences) collaborated to develop a VR training application for KONE. The aim of this project was firstly to understand the difficulties of traditional teaching methods (from manuals and person to person) and then to use this knowledge to develope new solutions that VR technology and real-time rendering can bring to companies.

“VR training application we developed in collaboration with HAMK Smart and KONE, is based on step by step guide with easily understandable audiovisual assistants. To speed up the training progress we utilized 3D-audio spatialization. Hearing the direction of incoming audio signal, helps trainee to locate needed tools and progress faster to the next step of the training. Outcome was a language independent, consistent training method”

says Jussi Tolvanen, Rayworks CEO.

KONE is employing some 55,000 personnel across 60 countries worldwide. The task was to create a global VR training application without any textual content or spoken audio guidance.

“The most useful thing is repeatability. In virtual reality environment, the training content can be repeated in exactly the same way for everyone.” 

says Arto Saunalammi, Specialist, Manufacturing Solutions, KONE OYJ. 

The VR training application was developed as a pilot as part of HAMK Smart research unit´s VATTU – Virtual products in manufacturing industry project.

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