Training with VR tech raises workers' game

More firms adding such elements to their classes in line with calls to improve workplace safety

Stock taker Htet Win getting extra practice handling a forklift with the help of virtual reality.
Stock taker Htet Win getting extra practice handling a forklift with the help of virtual reality. ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
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Instead of driving around in the heat, stock taker Htet Win gets extra practice driving a forklift truck with the help of virtual reality (VR).

The 32-year-old sits in an air-conditioned room instead of a small yellow cab outside, and wears VR goggles instead of sunscreen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline Training with VR tech raises workers' game. Subscribe