Our client was facing difficulty in accessing equipment and lab time for the aviation technical training. A hands-on learning in various training equipment were essential, but the security protocols and difficulty in dismantling engines stood as impediments. Making it impossible to conduct effective training sessions, prompting them to adopt the new cutting-edge technology to ensure high quality training without compromising security.
The challenges faced by our client were:
- Difficulty in accessing equipment for technical training
- Limited lab hours to conduct effective training sessions
- Difficulty in dismantling and assessing individual engine parts
The application has increased the lab accessibility for learners by 10x, as they can now access them anytime, anywhere, resolving the limited availability of equipment. Additionally, the application facilitates self-learning in trainees without relying on an instructor, with plenty of digital rehearsals and repeated lab sessions to practice. The VR engagement enabled the trainees in better retention of information and its interactive nature resulted in more than 80% engagement in the VR lab from the first month itself.
In designing these models, the only available elements were openly available user manual schematics and photographs. We conceptualized a self-study module using VR technology to enable distributed training. For this, we adopted a step by step functional view of the training equipment, detailed understanding of its critical parts and the dismantling procedures of its sub-assemblies.
Designed VR enabled active and immersive solution for training