We offer multi-platform training solutions on immersive as well as mobile devices to make you benefit from the advantages of both worlds
Our solutions leverage the growing processing power of smartphones and tablets to offer innovative 3D, experiential eLearning applications, that increase trainee's engagement and knowledge retention. Our training scenarios can also be experienced on the low-cost, latest generation of Virtual Reality headsets, offering an unsurpassable level of realism and emotional immersion, without requiring physical cabin trainers.
Our 3D interactive training solutions allow users to live experientially the situations that precede, characterize, or follow security threats, building individual resilience and preparedness. They are designed to engage users, improving learning of threat prevention and response procedures.
Our 3D interactive training solutions overcome the limitations of current first responder live drills, by providing 3D interactive simulations that reproduce the intended emergency scenarios more fully and realistically. Virtual drills are conveniently available to trainees at any time, and allow them to familiarize with procedural as well as emotional aspects of emergencies.
The competitive demands of the airline market require increasingly effective and efficient training methods and devices to prepare competent and resilient cabin crew members. To this purpose, our solutions leverage the growing processing power of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), offering innovative 3D, experiential eLearning applications, that increase trainee's engagement and knowledge retention. Our training scenarios can also be experienced on the low-cost, latest generation of Virtual Reality headsets, offering an unsurpassable level of realism and emotional immersion, without requiring physical cabin trainers.
Our AVIETRA VR Engine solution supports the creation of any cabin crew training scenario, and all airline-specific customizations:
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AVIETRA’s co-founders were responsible of international aviation research projects, also funded by the US FAA, studying the main factors involved in the design and evaluation of mobile and immersive cabin safety training. The international, published studies they have conducted showed that this approach is effective also to overcome the well-documented attention and comprehension issues of safety briefings (pre-flight briefings and safety cards) provided to passengers. One of the studies was conducted on a sample of 2 million individuals. The released apps and the results of these projects have been featured on major TV stations such as Fox News and Discovery Channel as well as major news web sites such as TIME, Popular Mechanics, The Independent, and Gizmodo.
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The XXI century has seen a growth in the number, diversity, and aggressiveness of terror attacks and other security threats that calls for methods to improve preparedness of both counter-terrorism forces and the general public. Preventing or responding to security threats requires knowledge, fast decision-making, and psychological skills that are difficult or impossible to develop with traditional methods.
Our 3D solutions allow trainees to live experientially the situations that precede, characterize or follow security threat scenarios. Moreover, they add gamification elements to the simulations to engage users, increasing attention, learning and frequency of rehearsal. Serious games play a strategic role in facing the well-known problem of lack of attention and motivation towards traditional preparedness materials in the general public as well as in trainees.
Our approach can cover different types of scenarios (active shooter, bombing, knife attack, hostage taking, biochemical threat, ...), which require different procedures by counter-terrorism forces as well as different protective behaviors by company employees or the general public.
AVIETRA’s co-founders have worked with first responders organizations (Emergency Medical Services, Firefighters, Civil Defense) to create training applications based on serious games that simulate terror attacks, and with security experts about violent crime. The first image in this section shows a serious game that simulates a major bombing incident in a train station. The focus of the training is on self-protection and evacuation after the blast. The second image shows a system created for the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Group, which is used to train bank employees in dealing with armed robberies.
A scientific study of our solution in the international journal Computers in Human Behavior (published by Elsevier), has highlighted positive effects not only on users' learning but also on psychological factors (risk perception and self-efficacy) that are important in facing threats in the real world.
Training first responders in facing serious mass emergencies is currently based on live drills, which are very costly and difficult to organize, can be organized only rarely, and can be attended only by a limited number of trainees. Moreover, due to safety and technical constraints, the details and the realism of such live drills are limited, and thus they do not reproduce adequately the situations first responders encounter in real emergencies. In addition, the emotions and level of stress such drills evoke do not come even close to what one experiences when involved in real emergencies.
On the contrary, our 3D interactive training solutions simulate the emergency scenarios in every needed detail, and once a scenario is created, it is available every day to any trainee, without any additional cost. The mobile version of our solutions run on smartphones and tablets, making trainees able to experience the scenarios at any time and place is more convenient for them. The immersive version runs on low-cost, latest-generation Virtual Reality headsets, offering trainees even more realism and immersion, and an emotionally-rich experience that can be used for stress inoculation protocols to increase personal resilience.
AVIETRA's co-founders have worked with first responders organizations (Emergency Medical Services, Firefighters, Civil Defense) to study their needs and create training applications based on serious games. As an example, the images in this section show applications developed for the Italian Emergency Medical Services. The first and third images show Advanced Life Support (ALS) training for doctors and nurses who work in ambulances, the second image shows a Triage Trainer aimed at any first responder.
A study of our solution in ALS training classes, published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics (Elsevier), has shown significant ALS knowledge retention benefits, even after 3 months from the use of the system had passed.