Why XR Is Your New Training Tool

Realistic and Broad Training in a Small Footprint

VirTra’s extended reality solution, the V-XR® headset is a low-profile, lightweight system that can be instructor-led or almost entirely self-driven.

V-XR technology immerses trainees in true-to-life scenarios to build critical knowledge and decision-making expertise. Despite its small form-factor, V-XR brings hyper-realistic, volumetrically-captured characters into the user’s surroundings to engage in de-escalation and other situations for the most life-like training experience available in a headset.

Competing VR goggles feature unrealistic human character models – unable to produce the same movements and facial expressions as real people. Characters used in the V-XR system go beyond “video-game graphics”, providing more seamless skill transfer to the real world.

 

What is Extended Reality?

Extended reality – or ‘XR’ for short – is in the family of virtual reality. XR encompasses all aspects of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality to create an immersive experience. It mixes the physical and digital world, creating a blended environment while reducing motion sickness. This provides the user with engaging content in a believable setting, making it an ideal solution for training.

  • V-XR® - VirTra's New Extended Reality Headset Solution

    A low-profile system that enables users to enter a realistic extended reality environment.
  • Realism and Portability Combined

    With different modes of training available, users can experience a virtual wraparound curved screen that displays multiple scenarios.
  • V-3® - VirTra Volumetric Video

    VirTra's Volumetric Capture Studio allows humans to be captured as 3D characters. Characters captured in this manner can be placed into any custom environment.
  • Volumetric Video Characters

    V-XR characters show emotions, threat cues, and other subtle details that trainees must learn to recognize.

Virtual Scenarios – Real De-Escalation Training

Practice Anywhere

What if there was a solution for police officers to practice de-escalation as conveniently as they would practice marksmanship at the range? With V-XR, you can prepare for encounters with irate individuals, those with a mental illness, persons in crisis, and more. The system works in a wide range of room sizes: from 6.5 ft x 6.5 ft up to 25ft x 25ft.

There are a variety of lessons for officers to experience first-hand using “Educate, Experience, Engage” (3 E’s) to train. Officers can learn skills such as interviewing, de-escalation, keeping distance, and decision-making – then put them into practice.

Educate

Learning module that allows law enforcement officers and trainees to experience immersive lessons just by putting on a headset. Users can interact with hand recognition to select choices during tests or to navigate the system.

Experience

Officers, servicemembers, and first responders can experience a virtual wraparound screen that displays real-world training content. Users are walked through immersive, crystal-clear scenarios by a virtual instructor.

Engage

3D characters captured by the V3 volumetric capture studio are displayed in front of the student officer, allowing them to walk around the characters and interact with them. Characters are realistic and include eye and mouth movements that are realistic, eliminating the uncanny valley.

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Awareness
  • Crisis De-escalation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • De-escalation
  • Depression
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

V-3™ – VirTra Volumetric Video Capture

3D but not CGI

To populate our scenarios with more realistic characters, VirTra utilizes its in-house volumetric video capture studio. Our V-3™ studio enables people and objects to be captured as 3D images, providing a more believable experience compared to CGI avatars. This professional studio is not only unique to law enforcement training, but it is the largest and most advanced in the U.S.

VirTra has pioneered volumetric video for law enforcement training. Compared to traditional CGI characters that appear unrealistic and do not elicit an empathetic response, volumetric video mitigates the “Uncanny Valley” effect by accurately capturing people as 3D characters for a more immersive training environment.

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Be Greater than Average

At VirTra, we know that seeing is believing. If you are interested in getting a demonstration of the V-XR, contact a specialist by clicking the button below. We would be glad to assist you in setting up time for a demo, as well as exploring purchasing and grant options.

Arizona Peace Officer

Sergeant

“This law enforcement-based virtual reality headset is a remarkable innovation. It combines immersion, interaction, and comfort, making it a valuable tool for training in the field of law enforcement. I was truly impressed with the experience it offers, and I can see it revolutionizing training in this industry.”