Virtual reality-based training systems are advanced computer-assisted training systems using virtual reality (VR) technology. To have better structure and easier implementation, a virtual training system can be modeled as an integrated system consisting of a training visualization suite, an interface module and instruction module. This paper discusses how a fully immersive VR visualization suite, called "Cybersphere", can be used in conjunction with a collaborative product suite to achieve an ideal training environment for manufacturing industries. The design and development of the system, and expert- and user-based evaluations are reported. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
- virtual reality
- manufacturing companies