Breaking Boundaries: How VR Addresses The Shortcomings of Traditional Training in Law Enforcement

Facing a critical shortage of officers and evolving challenges, law enforcement agencies worldwide are reevaluating their training methods. Traditional approaches, often focused on physical and technical skills, lack the cognitive stimuli for the complexities of modern policing. In this context, Virtual Reality (VR) emerges as an innovative solution, offering immersive and varied training methods. The […]

Paper: Enhancing Operational Police Training in High Stress Situations with Virtual Reality: Experiences, Tools and Guidelines

This paper explores the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in training police officers for high-stress situations. It summarizes the results of our three-year H2020 SHOTPROS project which looked at requirements from experienced police trainers and industry experts. The paper highlights the importance of matching training with VR capabilities and shows that VR training leads to […]

SHOTPROS – Police VR Scenario Tech Demo

Last week during the H2020 Review, the SHOTPROS consortium presented the first results of the VR world used in the second high-stress terrorism scenario. Both scenario and the VR world are being co-developed together in an iterative process with the research partners as well as the end-user stakeholders: the 5 police agencies (LEA’s) involved in […]

What makes a Smartvest Smart?

You might wonder: what’s a Smartvest and why is it smart anyways? It’s smart due to all the electronics in it that are interacting together in a way that benefits instead of disturbing the user. Let’s get into more detail of what is needed to make this work. How to Design your Virtual Reality Training […]

SUIT VR Backpack Mk2 Nearing Completion

We can finally share a little progress update on our new SUIT release. Following weeks of development, I am happy to share some details of the progress. We’re planning to release this new SUIT Mk2 in the spring. We launched the first release of SUIT in 2017. Since then, we’ve learned a lot of lessons […]

Thoughts about increasing Efficiency in Learning

Many courses take place at the (central) training centres. This is not always practical nor efficient. This is especially visible during this pandemic, now we’re all forced to work from home and limit physical contact with our colleagues. Many organizations have already split their curricula in individual and collective training. One can also break out […]

The Positive Impact of Informal After Action Reviews

Made it just in time before the end of my week. Every once in a while, you come across articles that are worthwhile spending time on. This is an article about After Action Reviews (AARs) that includes a practical template. It takes about 10 minutes to read: Police1: The AAR, an effective assessment tool for […]

Tactical Belt Prototype in H2020 SHOTPROS

BLUESUIT Tactical Belt

Last week’s post was about the Horizon 2020 Shotpros project. This week as well. I can finally give you a peek of our deliverables now that we’re past the mid-term review. The University of Leuven in Belgium held interviews with many of the participating Police Forces. The outcome shows the majority agrees that more realistic […]

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