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What is Virtual Reality?

VR training uses 3D computer graphics that depict various scenarios giving users the feeling of being on-site, as close to reality as possible. The immersion in the digital world and the interaction of the users, enhanced by haptic or audio stimuli, the ego-perspective and the feeling of “presence” complete the concept of virtual training.

The use of VR in education

When does the use of VR-oriented training particularly makes sense? Especially in situations where the real training is expensive, time-consuming or even dangerous, as in some areas of medicine, in rescue operations (especially with volunteers), as well as in disaster management.

Why educate in Virtual Reality?

A recurring argument in favor of virtual training in this area is the flexibility and the location independence of training scenarios. Depending on the area of application, a corresponding digital reality can be designed and implemented with little effort. The learning contents can be conveyed safely, since they are virtual.


The further advantages include potentially increased patient safety, as even complex processes and procedures can be practiced repeatedly and with a higher learning effectiveness so that the error rate is minimized.

For the operational reliability in a rescue or emergency scenario, response teams (including voluntary helpers) can test different approaches and procedures directly in simulated environments.

The advantages of training in VR

  • Reliability of the personnel in action: Routines in exceptional situations can be trained repeatedly

  • Realistic environment with the feeling of being on-site

  • Authentic learning impression

  • Various exercise scenarios

  • Possibility of repeated training

  • Safety of trainers and trainees during exercise in potentially hazardous places

  • Intuitive operation without special IT or programming knowledge

  • Safe distance (in times of pandemics)

  • Increased patient safety

  • Time saving

  • Attractive for voluntary work

VR training also has many advantages for trainers. The introduction to the training is already integrated as a tutorial directly in the system. During the training, the integrated software can accompany the training process with clues or progress analysis in order to detect and minimize errors of the trainee. This reduces the supervision effort and accelerates the training. The training can be flexibly designed and is available anytime and anywhere. 

From VirtuSafe trainings to your own customized training programs, there is no doubt that partnering with VirtuSafe will bring your training to a whole new level.


With all the advantages of virtual reality-based training, it must still be emphasized that VR education is a supplement and extension of the classic, traditional training. VR education can’t completely replace in-person training. This is why, as VirtuSafe is born, we have carried all of the programs created by EG Weiss along with us so we can continue to offer in-person trainings and workshops as well as presentations at conferences.

VR in Education

Realistic scenarios for training Emergency personnel

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