Virtual Reality Training for sports works

Virtual Reality Training for sports works! We at HP3 obviously believe that Virtual Reality does, in fact help us as people improve when used in a training setting. There is no difference if that is for sport or for specific training for a construction gig.

The University of South Australia have completed a case study that involved over 50 regular Table Tennis players. They measured the players over a series of pre and post-training performance measures.

The results showed a substantial increase in performance for all Table Tennis players that had made use of Virtual Reality Training.

The athletes trained in VR by playing the game Eleven: Table Tennis on a HTC Vive Headset. Players of Eleven play against a virtual oponent that plays just like a real player.

UniSA staff say “Using VR as a training tool is becoming increasingly popular, its regularly used by surgeons and pilots to hone their skills and techniques in a safe and controlled environment.”

They go onto to say “For sports, VR opens fantastic opportunities that can otherwise be limited by costs, logistics or environmental factors.”

We at HP3 tend to agree. In fact I (Ken Lee) have done my own training for Table Tennis with the game Raquet Fury on the Oculus Quest and I have to say that I found the same improvement in my game.

It is fair to say I still have a ways to go until I am at the top of the tree in our Table Tennis pecking order but it certainly does give you that extra experience and provides the perfect way to get those extra real-life reps in.

Remember – Virtual Reality Training for sports works!

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Virtual Reality Training for sports works!
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Virtual Reality Training for sports works!
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We at HP3 obviously believe that Virtual Reality does, in fact, help us as people improve when used in a training setting. There is no difference if that is for sport or for specific training for a construction gig.
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