Simulation Training in Virtual Reality is an Expanding Market

People want to know first responders are professionals they can rely upon with their lives. When it comes to medical professionals, military personnel, and other do or die industry workers training is essential. 

That’s why virtual reality and immersive technology simulations are a great addition to the extensive training required within these industries.

Recently SimWave began a project with an Ontario university in training medical professionals. This virtual reality simulation emulates a patient room. In the simulation, medical professionals identify contraband objects within the hospital area. Although the hide and seek concept is simple, there are times where hazardous or contraband objects get overlooked. Objects are often hidden in hard to reach places or concealed where no one would think to look.  

We can’t give away any of the locations of the contraband as it would ruin the simulation, but VR users will have to think outside of the box to find most of the objects! 

The statistics for new employees getting injured in the workplace are very high. This virtual reality simulation could give a new trainee an advantage of spotting hazards on their first day!

Patient room, searching for contraband experiment with SimWave
It is not SimWave’s first time creating simulation exercises our parent company SimFront has been doing military simulations for over 20 years. SimWave recently was part of the Athena project working with the Canadian Safety and Security Program. This iOs/ Android application shows first responders how to react during a train incident, to identify other potential complications, and respond as effectively as possible.

First responder Train observer application
These Simulations and tests are great practice in helping the responders remain calm and clear headed while dealing with real life threats.
When we put our lives in the hands of someone else, we want to know it’s in the right hands and they have completed and excelled in their training. That’s why using technology to improve and advance training is essential.