Motion capture software is commonly associated with the entertainment industry, but it’s increasingly being utilized for army virtual reality training. Cortex offers an expandable solution for training in an immersive real-time virtual environment. Our systems provide low-latency streaming. Individuals participating in army virtual training are far less likely to experience motion sickness. Cortex also offers the ability to track a single individual or an entire squad. Set-up for the VR environment is quick and straightforward – as soon as the markers are in place, the system is ready for use. Contact us to learn more or to request a quote.
Virtual Reality in the Military
The army adopted virtual reality for training earlier than commercial markets. Currently, it’s used by the military in all three major branches: the army, the air force, and the navy. Virtual reality is utilized for a variety of purposes, including:
- Flight and battlefield simulations
- Medical training
- Vehicle simulations
- Virtual boot camps.
- Analyzing military maneuvers and battlefield positioning.
The army’s goal is to provide realistic training for soldiers while mitigating risk. A report by the National Defense Authorization Act found that nearly four times as many U.S. troops died in training accidents in 2017 than in combat. And, according to the report, this statistic wasn’t isolated to 2017 alone. Accidental deaths were shown to exceed combat-related deaths every year since 2015.
Army virtual training allows troops to conduct training sessions in a safe environment, eliminating the risk of fatalities. Squads can safely increase their proficiency, even with a stream of new soldiers arriving at the unit. Army virtual reality training bridges the gap between individual training and collective training. Another benefit of using virtual reality for training is that squads are able to get more repetitions of training sessions within a shorter amount of time than if they were training in a real-world environment. The virtual environment can be molded as needed, and training can be conducted at significantly lower costs. All training sessions can be easily reviewed after they’ve been completed.
Our motion capture systems offer an ideal solution for army virtual reality training. Motion Analysis systems are expandable, field upgradable, and offer quick set-up for virtual environments. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at +1 (707) 579-6521 or send us an email at [email protected]