If you're planning on getting a high paying, dangerous job, chances are you'd want to practice before you make the leap to the real deal.
Luckily, Pixo VR is allowing people to test skyscraper building and other similar jobs in the virtual world, without the risk of death from beginner's mistakes.
“Training people with high-risk jobs is one of the highest and best uses of VR,” says Pixo founder and CEO Sean Hurwitz. “Our team is mostly made up of game developers who have taken their skill set to a new platform.”
Pixo is also planning on working with the military and bomb squads to train in live fire and bomb disposal trials.
“It hit me right away from a safety and efficiency perspective,” says Hurwitz. “The team has really rallied around the idea of helping people. As the workforce gets older, and with the way the younger generation learns—there seems to be a pain point in passing knowledge from the older generation to the younger. Our technology speaks to that wheelhouse.”