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I didn't know you did that

Saving training costs with virtual reality

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During an important visit to our headquarters by a highly regarded company, one of the customer’s remarked a phrase that we at Novatech have heard many a time before…

‘I didn’t know you did that'

The same customers were amazed when they looked around and realised what we're capable of in-house and from some of the many projects we have worked on in the past.

The retail website is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Novatech’s projects, making up only 50% of what we do. For nearly a decade, we’ve been working hard to diversify our offering. It's particularly hard to vaunt due to non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality clauses, proprietary hardware, and such. We also take our security and data protection extremely seriously. But it never hurts to be proud of what we are achieving.

Novatech are no longer just 'builders' or 'suppliers', we are trusted technology partners. And we work with some amazing companies. We offer consultation advice, complete project management, plus support - of course.  

So, we’ve decided to take you 'behind the scenes', show you what our dedicated and specialist teams get up to (as much as we're allowed to, anyway…) 

Save training costs with VR simulations

Simulators using virtual reality are provided with ultra-realistic, controlled environments. They test a user’s abilities, with easy training evolution and cost-effective methods. See, it turns out that virtual reality isn’t just for gaming. The future of how workforces are trained and updated lies in these virtual simulations. 

It’s not every day you a get the chance to walk through a very secure ground floor storage and testing facility that is brimming with tons of new technology ideas; owned by Poole-based simulation trainers’ Nautilus. Oh, and shelves upon shelves of bodies - high-fidelity casualty simulation mannequins called Sim Bodies; so realistic that you are tempted to reach out and poke them to see if they will move. These Sim Bodies are used in most high-profile training exercises, acting as mass casualties sporting realistic traumatic injuries for properties within healthcare and defence training of government organisations.

Although there is a place and time to use live actors, Nautilus has found that Sim Bodies are often fit for purpose when put in position during training in overnight in freezing conditions, or the pouring rain. Sim Bodies do not need to get warm, use the Toilet, require sleep or indeed take breaks and have something to eat! Nautilus had to think outside the box and adapt to run continuous, efficient training exercises.  

This is but an example of how Nautilus has developed their simulation training exercises over the years, bringing organisations authentic simulations to build a safer world.

Now, Novatech is helping them take the next step using Novatech’s own simulation chairs, for advanced driver and procedure training. Where continuous, expensive driver courses were required of their employee’s to be completed for safety procedures, with Novatech’s tester simulation chair, Nautilus can run repeated tests in virtual reality.

By converting to virtual simulations, organisations save on the costs and resources often required, leading to an efficient method that doesn’t even require leaving their facility.

As technology and their equipped graphics cards advance more and more, virtual reality is becoming the status-quo for realistic simulations that have properties in every industry from healthcare to defence.

Bet you didn’t know we could do all that?

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