Those of you following the VR industry may have caught exciting news from HP this spring about the launch of their intelligent XR platform, Omnicept. HP’s Omnicept platform is a big deal for enterprises developing VR applications, which are more likely to require high-end, fully immersive experiences to achieve the desired outcomes.
Today, I’m excited to share that our neuroadaptive training program, Pioneer Adaptive Learning, can be fully integrated with the Omnicept platform to create deeply immersive, realistic, and personalized experiences. Pioneer Adaptive Learning combines VR, artificial intelligence and applied neuroscience to create training programs that meet employees where they are, by adapting in response to their needs and offering a safe place to learn by making mistakes.
Through Pioneer, we have developed a proprietary method of interpreting physiological data to predict real-time learning needs. These predictive models can be integrated into various training environments, but we are focused primarily on VR-enabled experiences. Training employees in VR has proven to be more effective at achieving learning objectives and operationally preferable, with lower costs, and a more consistently high standard of quality in training.
The Omnicept platform combines HP’s award-winning Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR headset, which is equipped with industry-leading sensors, lenses, and speakers, with the new Omnicept SDK. The SDK can share out raw sensor data from the headset, as well as interpret that data to glean higher-level insights like a user’s cognitive load, which is indicative of how hard their brain is working. Together with Pioneer, this solution streamlines the gathering of real-time human insights thanks to capturing rich physiological response data from sensors which shape a unique user-centric experience.
We are preparing to pilot customized programs for retail employees to develop skills ranging from customer service and sales, to machine operation and order fulfillment to building empathy in furtherance of diversity and inclusion. These applications allow employees to learn in context of their specific jobs and work environments with experiences guided by individual response data, such as eye-tracking, cognitive workload, motivation, memory encoding and heart rate, to help identify when experiences are mentally stimulating or provoking temporary anxiety.
This personalized approach ensures training that is responsive to a user’s real-time state of being. The program interprets each human’s response to predict interventions most likely to help them embed new information, for example by slowing down if a user is stressed or introducing new challenges if they are bored. This approach results in higher attention rates during lessons and greater overall retention of information.
The past year has highlighted the huge need for new approaches to employee development and reskilling, as traditional methods of training are failing to keep up with our rapidly changing world. We’re tackling this challenge head-on at Pioneer and hope you will learn more about our vision in the video below. Let us know how this inspires you to reshape the future of work and learning. How can adaptive learning make a difference?