Virtual Reality: Training the Workforce of the Future
Why virtual and augmented technology is the future of training
Stephanie Sutton | | Longer Read
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Last year, Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled a new training facility at their Greenville site in North Carolina that makes use of virtual and augmented reality technologies. The company hopes that this technology will help to reduce training times. “The virtual reality experience is intriguing and novel. Once you put on the goggles, you are transported somewhere else; in this case, to the sterile manufacturing line,” says Michelle Logan, Vice President and General Manager of the Greenville site. “It creates an environment where employees can learn and perform tasks without the risk of a mistake on an actual line.”
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