9 Training Simulation Games, From Health Care to Jet Plane

Many positive things can be drawn from current technological developments, especially with the presence of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Technology makes it easy for every part of the life process, almost everyone in the world has enjoyed the sophistication of technology. Training simulation games have become one of the technologies that are being developed to really take advantage of technological developments, especially in improving the performance and speed of human learning. According to some studies, the game is able to provide a profoundly interesting experience for its users so that training methods with basic games will be more easily accepted and easily applied to its users. Traditional training in the traditional way is often considered ineffective and dangerous, here are some training simulation games that have been successfully utilized by humans:

9 Training Simulation Games, From Health Care to Jet Plane

1. Heart Surgery Training Simulation Game

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A hospital in Beijing pioneered the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology to assist doctors in conducting cardiac surgery.

Researchers from Fuwai Hospital, under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, have built 3D heart models with CT images typical of heart disease patients. They direct the 3D model to a head-mounted display through VR software.

Using a headset and motion controller will not only get a 360-degree view of the anatomical structure of the patient's heart but can also interact with several virtual features.

Last year, 18 doctors from the hospital participated in a 10-month VR training program. According to a questionnaire, they all "strongly agree" and "most agree" that VR training has a positive impact, and no one reported any inconvenience using VR. According to them, the images that are displayed virtually look clearer than the images on paper or computer, so this system is a training simulation game that is very effective in helping medical personnel.

2. Educational VR Games as Millennial Generation Learning Media

Medical students from the University of British Columbia can learn the structure of the human brain using only an educational VR game called HoloBrain with the help of a VR Headset. Like in science fiction films, this application can project a human brain with a 3D hologram that can respond to voice commands and hand movements.

HoloBrain is one of the outstanding proofs of developing instructional media based on the sophistication of VR technology. Application of game and VR elements makes learning easier and more memorable where when someone learns in a fun way, it will be easier to understand. The application of educational VR games is considered to have a safer physical and psychological impact because it allows students to apply everything they have learned from books to the real environment.

3. Soft Skill Training

Soft skills are very important for communication to be more effective because, with effective communication, productivity will be maximal. Now more and more business industries are beginning to realize the importance of soft skills training. Training in the traditional way only focuses on knowledge while on soft skills, knowledge alone is not enough.

A soft skill training simulation game was created with this VR based technology application called Virtual Embodiment. Anyone can try and share the interaction in a virtual simulated environment that is presented virtually. This application presents more implicit and in-depth training so that it will produce profound and permanent changes.

The results of research conducted by the University of Barcelona and Standford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, this application affects behavior changes that are very meaningful and are considered more effective. There is a game application simulation based on AI and AR technology called BODYSWAPS, the way this simulation works is by playing a scenario in a high-pressure work situation, where all users can play as anyone in virtual form. VR-based soft skills training can provide real experience in training the empathy of each user when faced with the worst work situations.

4. Work Safety Training Simulation Games

In commemoration of the "Global Safety Day" an Augmented Reality-based application created specifically for employees, contractors and workers that can be downloaded from mobile phones was created. This application provides some 3D videos and information about risks and guidelines for workplace safety training in terminals and office buildings.

Users simply point the phone at a sticker attached to work equipment such as machinery, floors or walls in the work environment. An animation will appear showing the operation of the machine and simulating danger signs. If usually instructions and warning signs are only found on paper now everything is easier with the help of AR technology.

5. Army Training with VR Technology

The United States Army trains its warriors to fight using only Virtual Reality simulation games, using Satellite Imagery, Street View Data, Virtual Reality, and other instant information. The digital world created by artificial intelligence is able to analyze the performance of warriors and make training more effective.

Virtual Reality in the military world especially in the Army is not new, this technology has been used before since 2012. This simulation creates a realistic representation that is much faster and realistic, if the soldiers need to go down to the real field, they already have any picture they have to do in that situation.

If previously the combat simulation was confronted with situations such as dangerous mountainous nature, now the US Army has built virtual environment areas with various versions such as North Korea, South Korea, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and New York. With this new environmental system, the US Army only needs to select the area of ​​the environment on the map and then the virtual environment will appear.

Although it is not yet known what the reasons for the US Army to develop the virtual environment of these cities. And it feels very scary if indeed a war actually takes place on the streets of New York. Maybe city data in America is easier to find and develop by the designers of this application so that virtual environments can be made more realistic.

6. VR Technology for Fire Fighting Training Simulations

A firefighter has a task with a very high risk of accidents with lives at stake. Running a training process that is quite heavy is indeed not easy and inevitably has to be carried out. Fire fighting training also has considerable risk, for that, a simulation game application with Virtual Reality is present to facilitate the training of firefighters. This game is called the Flaim System which was created specifically to help firefighters get accustomed to dangerous situations with high pressure without having to be directly in the dangerous environment and handle it. Every firefighter must remain calm in the face of any dangerous situation. Training firefighters is quite difficult if you have to train from scratch. With traditional methods which are basically not safe enough and dangerous.

Therefore this game application is able to eliminate some of these obstacles and enable a safer training that can be done anywhere as long as the VR rig can be used. The instructors can monitor each participant's vital signs, physiological responses, and participant performance. All data results during the training will be recorded and stored automatically by the system so the results can be monitored and compared from time to time.

The Flaim system is supported by several types of equipment such as the HTC Vive VR headset, a jacket with heat-producing components, a breathing mask, and 2 patented haptic hose variants. This jacket, made of conductive nanofiber, is equipped with a user's ECG recorder and sends it to an external screen for coach monitoring, this jacket can heat up to 120 degrees Celsius in a short amount of time. The available hose variants are a hose with the pressure of 30 kg and 75 kg.

Although this training is clearly only a simulation and cannot be compared to the actual fire situation, at least this simulation is enough to make the prospective firefighters familiar with dangerous fire situations. They will understand how to deal with a dangerous condition without panic and remain vigilant with the safety of each person and victim.

7. MR Pilot Training

The pilot training instructor at the San Antonio - Randolph joint base, utilizes a variety of available technologies to help develop flight training for prospective pilots. At first, they made use of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology, this training was called Pilot Instructor Training Next or commonly called PIT Next.

Until finally the "MR pilot training" program was created to support pilot training education by combining Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies. Students simply sit in a chair and feel like flying as if driving a real airplane. At least 10 pilots graduate every month from the PIT Next program, meaning that since MR pilot training was implemented, there have been many proven benefits.

The advantage of MR pilot training is the ability to place prospective pilot students in dangerous situations that are not possible in real flying conditions, considering the safety of students is a major important factor in every training. This is very helpful in training students to recognize hazards and make appropriate decisions when hazards occur.

8. VR Training for Retail Shop Workers

VR training is one of the features used by several companies to make work simulations. As Walmart did, they introduced VR training for prospective employees. This training presents several scenarios of the work environment such as in the real world. By using Oculus Rifts as a medium for VR training, it becomes more interesting and efficient.

Walmart has entered the growing list of companies because it has successfully created employee training simulations using this VR technology. With this training, workers are able to prepare themselves for various situations.

9. Hajj Training Simulation Game

The exploding trend of VR-based game technology has contributed to the emergence of applications created to assist pilgrimage simulation training for pilgrims. This application, called Labbaik VR, contains educational content about the Hajj ritual. It is expected that with this application prospective pilgrims can simulate the pilgrimage wherever and whenever.

Labbaik VR displays the holy city of Mecca in 3D so that the congregation can feel as if they were in the environment. To be able to try this simulation game the congregation is required to use Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

So are you beginning to feel how important the influence of technology is in improving performance and learning abilities in humans? proven technology can facilitate the way of education for anyone, anywhere and anytime.