A company call Motion Reality, Inc. is using Virtual technology in order to help train the military and police force. Trainees are enrolled in a virtual 360 training scenario that is designed to test and train them for real world problems they may encounter.
One big factor that this virtual reality program provides is it’s many different scenarios that it can run. Ranging from levels of Special Forces to traffic enforcement, everyone is able to train on this system. A unique feature is that this system’s avatar is designed to actual reflects your dimensions and abilities in reality. Height, size, and weight will all be replicated so that you get a true and accurate feeling of what it would be like. This provides a precise feeling of your abilities while being tested in the system. Lastly is that system provides convince to the people using this virtual technology. Instead of traveling to multiple facilities to run the different scenarios which would be very time costly as well as expensive in travel cost. This technology gives the user the ability to run multiple scenarios from the same spot, greatly eliminating cost of time and travel.
One big dilemma that arises from this is the number of scenarios that are programmed. No matter how many programs they have in the system their will always be room for newer and improved scenarios. Another problem that could arise is that while this is a great training exercise, it will never be able to replicate the same feeling as to when your actually out in the field as opposed to being in a safe training environment. Lastly is that with further research I found out that this virtual technology cost a great deal just to operate and wouldn’t take a significant impact on any budget.
Overall, I think that these new advances in this virtual technology can help our veteran police and military force keep their skills sharp and ahead of the game.