Motive.io Announces Customizable VR and AR Training Software for Businesses

New products mark the expansion of Motive.io’s product line into the enterprise space

holodeck-xrMotive.io today announced the launch of two new AR and VR products for the enterprise space: Holodeck XR and Performance AR. Both offer a scalable way for companies to train employees in virtual and augmented reality without requiring them to write a single line of code.

Holodeck XR—the company’s flagship enterprise product—is a versatile teaching tool. Using Motive.io’s patented authoring software, businesses are able to create their own scenarios in either AR or VR. Individuals can participate in solo learning, or use the platform’s multi-user feature for team-based or collaborative instruction.

Unlike other training products, Holodeck XR operates on a variety of device types, from high-end headsets like Microsoft HoloLens or HTC Vive to common handhelds like smartphones and tablets. This variety makes Holodeck XR a first-class teaching tool for any business.

“Scenario-based training is one of the most effective ways of learning, because people learn by doing,” says Ryan Chapman, CEO of Motive.io. “Holodeck XR allows companies to make unique simulations that are tailored to their business, with scenarios that adapt based on trainee interactions. Organizations can create intricate situations that meet each individual’s needs, instead of relying on an instructor to guide each employee individually. With Motive.io companies can create and scale training solutions at a much faster pace.”

Motive.io is also launching Performance AR, a customizable performance support product. AR performance support is an emerging technology that has already seen significant measurable benefits in manufacturing, maintenance and repair, field support, inspection, and training. Many employees waste valuable hours leafing through hefty instruction manuals in order to fix product breakages or learn basic company processes. Performance AR provides a step-by-step, interactive guide to manufacturing and teaching organizational procedures.

Using Performance AR, workers can scan a real-world product or location to open the interactive guide. On-screen graphics are then overlaid onto their physical equivalent, giving animated directions on how to create or mend an object, or navigate a factory floor. The software runs on all major headsets as well as mobile and tablet devices, allowing employees to use its features immediately.

According to a Harvard Business Report study, performance support tools have already been shown to increase productivity by 30 to 50 percent. Despite that, there are no other off-the-shelf products like Holodeck XR or Performance AR that allow businesses to create their own training content. Motive.io’s patented authoring system allows non-technical individuals to create rich experiences without writing any code. Its drag-and-drop interface means that companies can bypass hiring an expensive development team to create an interactive training program.

“We’re excited to be expanding Motive.io’s reach into the enterprise and industrial space,” Chapman says. “We’re seeing a real need for software tools that give corporate training teams the power to create detailed and immersive AR and VR experiences. Our software integrates with a company’s existing learning management system using xAPI, and collects data on training progress, which makes it really easy to use. It feels great to be helping make workplaces safer and more productive.”