Sixense Enterprises has becomes a recognised name is the field of motion tracking for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The company has now teamed up with training simulation company VRSim to integrate the Sixense motion tracking technology into a immersive simulation for spray paint and coating training.
VRSim has engaged with the Sixense technology in order to get motion tracking data which can simulate and evaluate the skills of trainees in order to further improve the skills of students and employees.
Data gathered by VRSim shows that the SimSpray VR simulation can reduce material costs by up to 50% and operating costs by up to 20%. Using the VR simulation for training reduces waste and production of hazardous materials, thus reducing the environmental impact.
The 3D motion tracking allows for user performance to be tracked so progress can be evaluated and specific areas pinpointed for further development, providing a better skillset for workers before they commence work in high-risk areas.
“We need to provide training experiences that enable trainees to gain in-depth understanding of the knowledge and motion it takes to do a perfect paint job,” said Matthew Wallace, CEO of VRSim. “Using the Sixense Full-Presence Platform, our software can create a learning dynamic where the trainee acquires skills from aggressive instantaneous feedback.”
“There is an extraordinary opportunity for VR to contribute to skilled industries in helping to bring new trainees up to speed quickly, at low risk,” said Amir Rubin, CEO of Sixense. “VRSim is leading the way in industrial VR training applications and we are excited to partner with them to make the trainee experience as realistic as possible.”
The Sixense motion tracking can provide absolute position and orientation in 6 Degrees-of-Freedom, or 6DoF, which is often important for enterprise-level VR applications that require high accuracy. Further information on the Sixense motion tracking technology can be found on the Sixense website.
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