Virtual Reality in The Military

Virtual reality is being increasingly utilized in the military for training. Virtual environments allow troops to increase proficiency while mitigating fatalities. As one report by the National Defense Authorization Act showed, recent training deaths of U.S. troops were nearly four times the fatality rate in combat. Our motion capture systems allow squads to train in real-time virtual environments safely without risk. Cortex allows for troops to repeatedly re-enact scenarios until all members of the squad have reached the desired aptitude level. Additionally, utilizing virtual reality for training substantially cuts costs. Contact us today to learn more or to request a quote.

How is Virtual Reality Used in the Military?

Virtual reality is particularly useful for training soldiers in combat or other dangerous situations where they have to learn to react quickly in an appropriate manner. Using a virtual environment allows them to do this safely without risk of fatality. Currently, all three branches of the military use virtual reality to improve the safety of their training sessions. Some common uses of virtual reality for training purposes include:
  • Flight simulation
  • Medic training in the battlefield
  • Virtual boot camp
  • Battlefield simulations
  • Vehicle simulations
Virtual reality has also been used more recently to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Soldiers who are suffering from PTSD can learn how to deal with their symptoms in a safe environment. Troops can be exposed to situations that are triggering and taught how to adjust. This helps decrease their PTSD symptoms and allows them to cope with new or unexpected situations. Our motion capture systems offer a complete set of tools for use in military training sessions. Since our systems offer low-latency streaming, the risk of motion sickness is greatly reduced. Cortex can track a single individual or an entire squad. Contact us today at +1 (707) 579-6521 or send us an email at sales@motionanalysis.com to request a quote.