How you can make training effective with Augmented Reality

May 24, 2018 | Aravindhan Anbalagan - AR apps, Augmented Reality

The World has witnessed the power of Augmented Reality with Pokemon Go game. Beyond games, AR has a lot of potential in various domains such as retail, tourism, manufacturing, education and training. This blog explores the potential of AR technology in training industry.

Importance of training in the workplace

Datacon reports the American Society of Training and Development believes that investment in employee training improves company’s performance while training benefits are limitless.

AR technology can save working hours and improve efficiency. It saves costs on supervisory and administrative time as well. In the long run, employee retention and satisfaction is also improved. Let’s explore how AR can be implemented in training.

AR catalog for an enhanced learning experience

AR version of the machine systems can convert a classroom structure into a virtual hands-on training session. AR can replace physical catalogs with digital catalogs. So, instead of instruction manuals, you can make interesting animations in AR catalogs.

AR technology helps trainees to understand the operating procedure quickly. This tool also doubles up as marketing material for customers who can visualize fully-finished product in real world (eg: Home Decors).

Morton offers Augmented Reality app development solutions at affordable costs.

AR boosts on-the-job training with real-time assistance

AR can throw the right information at the right time by helping you visualize the data. AR-enabled eyewear and tablets with AR apps are sufficient for trainees to practice difficult tasks before getting into the actual workplace. AR creates a possibility of exposing the newbies to all possible workplace scenarios without the damage that usually incurs in on-the-job trainings.

For instance, Instructions to operate the actual tools and equipments can be supplied via AR hardware. This will reduce off-site training hours while increasing productivity. As millennials are obsessed with mobiles and tablets, using AR technology is apt for training them efficiently.

AR breaks geographical barriers and bring expertise to your desk

Imagine a company with multiple manufacturing locations. An unfamiliar situation arises in one location and the local talent couldn’t handle it. Typically, the company has to seek assistance of the expert workforce from another location by transporting them.

With AR, you can save time and money. Skilled task force can be centrally located and can provide training and instructions to newbies using AR technology, especially SWIS (See-What-I-See) glasses.

AR assists in virtual training and simulation sessions

Industries such as manufacturing, retail, automotive, medical and engineering, have started using virtual training sessions via Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to improve quality and productivity.

While budgets for these trainings are on the rise, immersive training experiences with AR technology help trainees with less expertise to understand complex procedures. AR instructions can also be extended to in the factory floor or field. In the long run, the companies reap profits through higher productivity.

AR training shortens learning curve and promotes efficient workplace

Augmented Reality app developers aim to provide innovative solutions that helps business save training costs. Recode reports that AR-animated instructions have helped Boeing factory trainees to assemble a mock airplane wing at 30 percent faster time and 90 percent more accuracy over PDF documents. Another example is from DHL wherein, using wearables and augmented reality in picking process, has improved their operation efficiency by 25 percent.

Conclusion

Augmented Reality has gone past of being looked at as a ‘gimmick’. Training is an integral part of developing skilled workforce to improve productivity and reap huge profits. Right now, AR may not be an integral part of every corporate training. But the faster you integrate the training courses with AR technology, the better will be your workers’ empowerment.

We, at Morton, are creating digital experiences with AR that redefines online shopping and offline marketing. We offer solutions in different sectors such as retail, manufacturing, enterprises and home decors.

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