four hex keys, two safety levers – a total of 28 steps must do, and conductor Daniel von Contzen, to the Mini-Lift for wheelchair users is extended. Now a wheelchair into the ICE. However, the wheelchair is not there. And a train is not on-site. Of Contzen, the work shall exercise the steps in a Cologne conference space with a Virtual-Reality glasses. It keeps devices control and thus controls his virtual hands. What exactly is he doing, see other participants without the VR-glasses on a canvas.

The idea is simple, the implementation of complex Exercises in reality are time-consuming, and, finally, a real train, must be ready for it. So the train falls back on the technique. The close-to-reality training is to make the conductors fit for the day, when on a journey, even a wheelchair user wants on the platform wartetund in the train. The exercise scenarios relate mostly to the new ICE 4. Separately to this, there are also Exercises in the real train.

the realism of The VR-training is a big issue. “The handles to those on the real lift already close,” says conductor from Contzen to his VR Training. By Contzen, one of around 1000 employees of the Deutsche Bahn, have been trained to 2018, with the new technology.

A group experience

The railway is just one example of companies that put on the VR training. Also in other industries relied on this technology for Teaching and Learning. In the industry, in the health sector or in the rescue services, this technology is also used for the Teaching and Learning. The cost of the technology dropped significantly, says Martin Zimmermann, the founder of the European competence establishment of Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) in Fellbach and St. Georgen. About VDC enterprises, universities and developers of software and Hardware network for 15 years.

In the beginning, had been for a VR system, several million Mark due today, it was for a VR goggles, Sensors, and a computer with a low four-digit Euro amount, says Zimmermann. You have been working with community colleges, vocational schools and General schools.

The professional sees the benefits of training in the combination of interactive Learning and the three-dimensional environment. This way you could perform the task quite differently and understand than a traditional lecture or didactic teaching. In addition, VR offers a group experience. If the virtual reality will be thrown on a projector to the wall, it could help all participants to solve a task. “And, of course, the fun plays in Learning a role.”