Launched in November 2013, Simulanis is a leading immersive technology company in India
Raman Talwar, chief executive officer and founder of Simulanis, explains how his company helps a range of sectors to train their workers.
VRWT: What does your company do?
Talwar: Simulanis specialises in serious gamification, industrial training and education-led virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) use cases. Through its proprietary product Sanalexa, Simulanis delivers VR and AR training to organisations in the pharmaceutical, automotive, oil and gas, automation, construction, rail and manufacturing sectors. These VR-led training modules are safer, interactive and more engaging than conventional training methods.
Most importantly, these modules are cost-efficient and provide a significant return on investment. The VR modules created by Simulanis are complete simulations of the day-to-day working of operators. They help users follow the learn-by-doing methodology and actually get hands-on experience of various processes through the simulations rather than simply following standard operating procedures.
VRWT: How do your training solutions work?
Talwar: Conventional methods to train workers are not effective to meet the rigours and demands of modern-day factories, considering the high complexity of industrial operations. Moreover, training for such complex and dangerous industrial operations presents a high risk to life, which conventional methods fail to address effectively.
Through Sanalexa, we leverage AR and VR and build software applications to train workers in a safe environment. We have developed a platform with embedded analytics to comprehensively study, gauge, and track the learning, retention and development of workers as they handle complex and dangerous industrial operations. The types of data provided by the product is very extensive.
For example, 80% of workers achieved a reduction in errors committed over successive iterations of learning and training. A 56% reduction in the violation of safety protocols was observed post-training, along with a 52% increment in cognitive skills that are instrumental in defining the hazard perception abilities of workers. All workers were able to learn the operations in a completely safe manner. We obtained insightful and meaningful data on the behaviour of workers and proved AR and VR technology for training positively impacted on their confidence levels and motivated them to perform the complex and dangerous industrial tasks in a much-improved way.
VRWT: What is it about immersive technology that is so suited to training?
Talwar: Unlike conventional training methods, which are costly, dangerous, monotonous and time-consuming, immersive tech provides unlimited learning opportunities. It immerses the users in a realistic real-life environment, allowing adequate space to interact and engage with the content.
Incorporating immersive tech in the workplace allows:
- Practicing abstract concepts and complex problems on loop in a safe and controlled environment
- Retaining and recalling information faster by allowing users to focus on the task at hand without getting distracted
- Assessing a user’s performance and providing them with real-time feedback and areas of improvement
- Gaining technical knowledge and skills due to a higher level of interactivity and engagement with the virtual content
VRWT: How can interested parties get in touch?
Talwar: Interested parties can get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.