United States based corporate conglomerate, Walmart, is now backing and supporting virtual reality for on the job training. Walmart hopes that virtual reality will improve employee training techniques, and provide a more realistic training experience at its 200 Academy training centers.
TechCrunch reported that Walmart is planning on installing virtual reality training systems at each of its training centers by the end of the year. Each training booth will be outfited with both an Oculus Rift headset and a VR ready PC.
STRIVR has raised over $5 million last year alone, specifically to develop these virtual reality on the job training services. STRIVR has an end-to-end platform that captures and reports performance inside the training; providing analytics reporting that will allow organizations to make data-driven decisions. Their football training simulations are currently being used by teams such as the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and the Dallas Cowboys.