Both the military and the police use hundreds of equipment types – weapons, vehicles, appliances. Besides, there are hundreds of roles, all of them requiring special training. Last but not least, real-life situations often call for prompt response and right decision making.

Hence why military and police training programs are extremely costly and often dangerous. Training soldiers and police officers to use various weapons, drive vehicles, operate gadgets in battlefield or crime conditions requires massive investment and exposes both the trainees and the instructors to the risk of injury.

What do we do?

Virtual reality training for bomb disposal squad

Training programs for bomb disposal squads, which enable to practice neutralizing explosive substances of various types and configurations.

Benefits:

  • Ability to train bomb technicians under the safe conditions without any risks for their lives;
  • Possibility to increase retention of information using hands-on training;
  • Full immersion into the real-life situation;
  • Option to recreate in VR different configurations;
  • Opportunity for an instructor to assess the current level of preparation of learners, as well as to observe the actions of the learner from the first person.

Virtual reality training for field medics

VR Training for combat medics, which helps to prepare them to provide the first aid for bullet wounds, explosive shrapnel wounds and combat injuries on the modern battlefield.

Benefits:

  • Ability to train medics under limited space conditions;
  • Possibility to use stress factors and simulate the cramped conditions (like time pressure, battlefield environment) to teach medics to act in real-life situations under threat;
  • Opportunity to create different scenarios, which are impossible or hard to reproduce using traditional methods;
  • Ability to decrease the number of instructors involved in the training;
  • Remote training regardless of the location of the instructor or learners.

PTSD treatment VR applications

VR applications for the treatment of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder by exposing them to fear-inducing situations under the control of a therapist.

Benefits:

  • A sense of presence and full immersion, which are crucial for exposure therapy;
  • Ability to replicate the situation with maximum details (sounds, weather conditions, environment, scenario);
  • Possibility to adjust the virtual scenario and the intensity of the situation;
  • Increased effectiveness of treatment and reduction in the number of sessions needed to alleviate post-traumatic symptoms.

Remote maintenance using augmented reality

Augmented reality applications to support remote maintenance of the military equipment that enable experts to remotely advise maintenance engineers.

Benefits:

  • Ability to provide maintenance without specialists onsite and save significant funds on the trips of high-level specialists;
  • Reduction of errors and maintenance time;
  • Possibility to involve only one highly qualified specialist to support a large number of maintenance engineers onsite.

When the training program includes a VR component, both the skill quality and the cost-effectiveness are raised to a much higher level.

The cost of virtual training is much less than the cost of training soldiers or police officers on real grounds. Moreover, the same scenario can be used over and over again or adapted to the new conditions. In VR, trainees face no risks while still getting practical skills.

Augmented reality training applications help to train soldiers and policemen in real conditions overlaid with virtual objects. This technology is especially effective in training counter-terrorism and SWAT personnel to handle situations in strategic facilities – airports, seaports, government buildings, etc.

AR applications built with different non-linear scenarios can train police units to make decisions quickly and to maintain teamwork. As the training takes place in the real environment, the trainees also learn the actual layout of the space. At the same time, their skills can be tested by the instructors monitoring their performance.

To get more information about the use of augmented and virtual reality in the military, you can read related articles from our blog:

  • Augmented Reality in Military: AR Can Enhance Warfare and Training
  • VR Military Training – the Next Step of Combat Evolution