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Why Device Simulation is Replacing Traditional Training Methods

Gaining experience to understand and correctly work a device (aka tool or equipment) is often done in real-world settings without much more than a few hours of training and a user manual. With today’s technology, any device can be simulated. Any device.

CSE Software® can develop simulation training for any device.

Traditional training is often conducted via  learning management systems where learners answer a question, point, and click with the mouse. An in-person training might consist of an instructor traveling to a location and spending a couple of hours lecturing and showing a device in front of a class. In many cases the learner is not engaged and is not retaining the material presented. When the need arises to put the steps/knowledge/process into practice in a real-world setting, the learner often makes mistakes—sometimes fatal errors.

With technology development easily accessible, organizations can simulate a device with a mobile or web app. Training becomes an exciting interaction, with real-time feedback. Healthcare organizations and the military have led the way with a number of device simulations. Mainstream businesses are now following.

Learners can train safely using a simulation before moving to a real-world situation. From medication administration, to programming life-saving medical devices, to factory equipment, manufacturing tools, and more, learners can study buttons and functions and practice steps until mastered.

Benefits and ROI from device simulation:

  • Train learners consistently, the same way every time.
  • Record and report results to track learner progress.
  • Remove anxiety from training during dangerous situations.
  • Train anytime day or night.
  • Replace clunky LMS systems with more engaging simulation.
  • Cut down on travel costs.
  • Cut down on material preparation and printing costs.
  • Reach compliance faster.
  • Secure, with no need to worry about hardware engineering technology being exposed.
  • Use device simulations for sales and marketing, rather than taking the actual device, which may be large and less mobile.

The process of developing a device simulation is fast and reliable when you work with an experienced development company. Contact CSE Software® today for demos and details.