FedEx VR Training Simulates Package HandlingFedex’s VR training program simulates loading and unloading packages in different environments. It will give employees different configurations and scenarios to deal with. The program will also allow trainers to keep track of an employee’s eyes to make sure they are focusing on the correct areas and objects. Focusing on the wrong things could lead to safety issues and damaged packages.
“It allows us to bring an immersive learning technology into the classroom so people can practice before they step foot on a dock,” said Jefferson Welch, human resource director for FedEx Ground.
VR Training Helping Improve Worker PerformanceSo far FedEx’s VR training has been successful as the company claims a notable “improvement of what people retain from what they’re taught”. They are also in the process of compiling data on how much money the VR data is saving the company with improved worker performance.
FedEx isn’t the first company to use virtual reality to better prepare employees. Walmart recently began using VR to train and evaluate workers. Companies like Verizon, Jet Blue and BMW have also experimented with virtual training. Check out our articles on the world’s largest virtual hospital in Poland and Russia’s robot clones.
People Would Shell Out Money For It. Most people recognize that the best virtual reality headsets cost quite a lot. After all, the best virtual reality experience is worth spending money on. One study found that a majority of consumers would be willing to spend up to $500 for the right virtual reality gear. This is really good news, considering that some of the top headsets for virtual reality cost about $500. There are also plenty of lower-priced ones that can be used for virtual reality as well.