Virtual reality is the projection of real-looking objects and scenes through virtual reality glasses or headsets. In advanced applications you can count on virtual reality gloves, moving floors or suits to create a feeling of greater reality.

In visual inspections for predictive maintenance, virtual reality can be used to train inspectors. In the same way, it is used by suppliers of machinery, equipment or consultants to show a simulation of the installation that they will carry out to the client.

Figure 15: Training with virtual reality. Source: Arch Virtual.

Training through virtual reality is different from traditional training, since the inspector is shown the action environment that he can later find. It can be used to show points of occupational hazards, items of special interest and access to inspection points. Likewise, the training could be to show how a place or environment should be in optimal conditions so that the inspector then compares that ideal scenario with the one he is going to inspect.