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Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Applications in Naval Workforce Training.

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Applications in Naval Workforce Training.

Using the most innovative technologies to improve the efficiency, safety and precision of an industry is nothing new. Companies in many industries are doing so with very positive results. In this context, it is not surprising that more and more companies are turning to XR, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies to boost their innovation. Companies in the marine industry are doing just that, seeing how Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality technologies can help them become more efficient and competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

Training with XR technologies in virtual environments has been around for a long time. The best known example is the flight simulator, although any scenario can be replicated in a virtual environment, such as the Navy's. The use of virtual reality goggles is enough for any worker to start acquiring and perfecting the skills related to the specific actions to be carried out in a process. The objective is that the knowledge acquired will allow each worker to successfully complete the process when confronted with the real world.


What are the benefits of training with XR technologies in the naval sector?

The naval sector is a sector that has experienced significant advances in recent years, thanks to the development of new technologies that are transforming fields such as sustainability, shipbuilding, cybersecurity or underwater exploration.

Now those related to Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality have joined this list to make the naval sector a benchmark in the use of cutting-edge technologies already present in it:

- Realistic Simulations: XR technologies can create highly realistic virtual environments that replicate real-world maritime scenarios and situations.

- Access inaccessible environments: XR technologies can recreate any underwater environment, no matter how difficult. In this way, Virtual Reality allows operators to perform offshore operations, emergencies or safety procedures and become familiar with these issues without taking any risks.

- Reduced costs: Virtual training eliminates the need for physical resources such as vessels and equipment, reducing maintenance and logistics costs.

- Feedback: One of the advantages of XR technologies is that they can be tailored to the needs of each individual and provide immediate feedback on each person's performance, leading to immediate corrections and more effective learning.

- Improve knowledge retention: The immersive environments created by XR technologies keep employees more engaged and focused on XR content than traditional content.


What can ARSOFT bring to the Naval Industry?

ARSOFT is a Spanish company specialized in advanced Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality software that has developed an innovative solution for the industrial sector: EyeFlow

One of the main problems faced by the industry in using these technologies to take advantage of their benefits is the cost involved and the dependence on XR specialist companies to generate the content.

At ARSOFT, we have been working for years to solve this problem, and the result is EyeFlow: an authoring platform that allows you to easily create interactive Virtual Reality simulators and Augmented Reality procedures. This solution helps companies to digitize all their training and maintenance processes without high costs.

EyeFlow is currently being used by large international companies and organizations such as the Spanish Navy and Navantia to transform their technical documentation of industrial processes into interactive 3D content, improving both the training of these processes and the support of operators. 

The future of technical documentation of processes is not paper, PDF or video, the future lies in the use of 3D resources and with EyeFlow companies can take advantage of all the benefits of XR (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality) technologies in a sustainable and scalable way.