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AR Training - Why Every Company Needs Augmented Reality Training

Enabling your employees to look beyond their textbooks and transform the world around them. Augmented Reality solutions allow students to augment their reality with interactive images, text, videos, and 3D digital models on their smartphones.


From the start of AR deployment, technology companies battled to overcome the notion that Augmented Reality was little more than a marketing tool. However, the benefits of AR are becoming increasingly evident. Retailers, for example, have already developed technologies to enhance consumer shopping experiences by integrating Augmented Reality into their shopping catalog apps.

Highly detailed 3D images of various body systems in healthcare are another area of application. AR can be a powerful learning tool for aspiring medical professionals.

The Present Market Situation For AR Training

Augmented Reality continues to gain momentum and is now being used in a wide range of applications.

For example, according to recent data, there will be an estimated 1.7 billion mobile AR devices worldwide by 2024. That's 1.5 billion more than the 200 million devices in 2015.

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Augmented Reality Training with Lufthansa Cargo

Augmented Reality Training with Lufthansa Cargo

What Is Augmented Reality Training?

Augmented reality refers to an extension of the real physical world by using digital visual elements or other sensory elements. To be more precise, AR overlays computer-generated items or digital information over the tangible world and thus enriches the real experience of the user. In doing so, Augmented Reality can be used via smart glasses, headsets, and smartphones.

According to a survey conducted by ISACA, the professional association for IT auditors, accountants, and information security and IT governance experts, AR users in five different countries ranked AR as one of the top three technologies for training and development.

AR technologies are becoming increasingly important, especially for organizations looking to develop their technical skills in maintenance and repair or update their onboarding programs and change management initiatives. Similarly, as data collection and analysis increases, one of the main goals of Augmented Reality is to highlight concrete features of the physical world, improve understanding of them, and provide intelligent insights that can be applied to real data.

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3spin Learning Supports You With Easily Deploy AR Learning Content Without Code

You would like to launch AR Training in your organization? Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how 3spin Learning can support you.

Augmented Reality Training Benefits

Inside any workplace, Augmented Reality can improve both trainee and experienced employee learning and understanding, lower training costs, as well as reduce the time to learn due to its high level of interactivity leading to improved efficiency of corporate training initiatives and other external stakeholders.

Tailored Learning Experiences

With Augmented Reality, theoretical content learned with VR can be accessed in practical application and retrieved seamlessly and selectively. By making this transition from the basics in VR to process optimization using AR, employees can work with the same content.

It is all the more important that educational software allows for the the possibility of integrating both VR and AR. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on how we or one of our partners can support you.

Increased Motivation Due To A Sense Of Togetherness

Employees have a place to learn together and share ideas with their colleagues. This enhances the sense of togetherness and motivation.

Lower Training Costs Through Augmented Reality

With AR, trainers save on expensive 3D models and elaborate content environments when the real object is available and only needs to be augmented with hints. In addition, once implemented, software and hardware can be reused at any time.

Repeatable And Available Anytime

There is more potential for AR Training possibilities, even for experienced workers. After all, training is available on demand and, accordingly, trainees can understand the operations of their work at their own pace and respond flexibly to challenges.

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"Thanks to 3spin Learning, we at Lufthansa Cargo have been able to reduce the failure rate in warehouse training by 80%."

– Brian Parzer, Training Product Manager

Augmented Reality Training Cons For Organizations

SinceAugmented Reality distorts the real world while depending on the generation and distribution of data in the form of computer-generated perceptual data and user-generated feedback information, here are some things to consider:

Smaller Visual Field

Due to the smaller visual field, users control Augmented Reality by their direction of gaze, just as in real life. Ideally, users perform AR training in the glasses rather than in their cell phones, so they can perform activities hands-free.

More Expensive AR Glasses

In contrast to VR glasses, glasses for Augmented Reality are a lot more expensive and range at the moment at around 3,500 € for the Hololens.

Technically More Complex

AR glasses are technically more complex and as a technology not yet as mature as their counterparts of VR glasses.

With our learning platform 3spin Learning, all learning content is available on both VR and AR. This saves you a lot of money during the creation. We will gladly advise you on the many possibilities we offer with our software.

Top Fields of Application For AR Training Courses

For many years now, AR software based on phones has been recognizing environments and providing additional information about what is seen, e.g., live translations of texts or restaurant pop-up ratings. Much has happened in this regard in recent years, and now there is almost no training that cannot be designed for AR.


Since Lufthansa Cargo began using an interactive hologram of a pallet and vehicle in classrooms, prospective warehouse workers have been learning faster and more effectively, developing a first-hand, hands-on understanding of their jobs.


When young talents meet long-standing specialists with a wealth of experience, immersive technologies can lead to astonishing results. For example, the trainees at our customer Avacon were able to use 3spin Learning to create various learning scenarios in AR and practice the necessary hand movements completely safely.




Additional Areas Of Application For AR Training

From a business and enterprise standpoint, Augmented Reality technology provides for nearly limitless possibilities in the following areas of deployment:

Maintenance And Repairs

AR Technology can guide assemblers during repairs, upgrades and maintenance of products and machines.

Emergency Drills

Thanks to AR, for example, the ability to react in dangerous situations such as power outages can be trained.


In the operating room, overlays support to display the critical steps of a surgery, patient data and additional patient information.

Planning And Construction

AR helps instructors recreate hypothetical learning content in real-world environments and augment it with virtual cues.

Training And Education

The creation of various learning scenarios in AR enables easy consolidation of what has already been learned and process optimization.


AR concepts help employees and customers alike to get to know the products.

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Most Important AR Features

AR Training's two main components are cloud-based software and storage. For less storage footprint on a device, heavyweight AR algorithms, as well as metadata, 3D models, and additional instructional materials are stored in the backend. When needed, they can be quickly loaded and used by the client app.

By the way, 3spin Learning provides regular updates and upgrades to our software, and our team of experts would be pleased to provide advice regarding appropriate tech solutions. Let's have a look at the most important AR features.

Input Data Processing

Software receiving and analyzing data from the real world via the AR glasses' camera lens, smartphone, and sensors such as GPS.

XYZ Layer Detection

Automatic field-of-view scanning in the camera lens and analysis as an image on an XYZ coordinate layer to correctly overlay AR content.

LMS Integration

Any AR Training should be able to connect to a learning management system such as Workday, Cornerstone, Docebo, or SAP SuccessFactors.

Metadata, 3D Models, And Media Loading

Server retrieval and on-demand loading of relevant comments and hints, 3D models, and voiceover guides or instructional videos.

Live Broadcast

Screencasts allow you to follow a learning scenario via notebook.

Virtual Companion

An easily configurable virtual companion guides participants spatially, procedurally and narratively through the training .

Multi-user Training

Multiple people can participate in the same training via the Internet or together in a real classroom with their AR glasses.

Asset & Training Export

Usable and reusable across multiple cloud instances.

Different Types Of AR

Depending on the application, the various AR types will be more convenient, though they all share common characteristics. The two main types of Augmented Reality are:

AR Marker

An image called a marker is needed to create it. After scanning, pre-programmed AR content is activated.

Markerless AR

The technology for markerless AR is called SLAM, Simultaneous Localization, and Mapping, and is usually implemented with out-of-the-box software. SLAM-based AR solutions analyze the environment and capture visual data in the form of point clouds without the need for markers.

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AR Training Costs

There are many factors that play a decisive role in the final price of an AR project. For example, are only a few AR features needed for a project or is a custom solution with complex features required? Choosing the right AR software package for your project depends on the platform and features of your app.

Software solutions like 3spin Learning offer AR training experiences for low annual platform fees in the low four-digit range. In doing so, learning content can be created in-house, keeping the further cost of creation low as a result. 

We and our partners offer both standard and customized options and are happy to advise on our advanced features. 

How Does AR Training Software Work?

Several types of software algorithms are required to implement Augmented Reality, including the following:

Image Analysis

Aphotographic representation of the environment is used to determine various coordinates and objects in the real world. Modeling the image represents the real world and can determine the difference between foreground and background, the boundaries between objects and points of interest, and additional information.

3D Rendering

After mapping and categorizing the real world, the next step is to overlay Augmented Reality information on top of it. The 3D renderer creates virtual objects and places them in the appropriate location in the live image.

Content Management 

Content management is a back-end technology with a system that manages a database of virtual objects and 3D models.

Development Toolkits

Various open source and proprietary technologies are used to provide programmers with a framework for creating AR applications on the platform of their choice.

Main Devices For AR

As opposed to Virtual Reality, AR is not limited to a wearable device, but can also be used on phones, projectors, and PCs in addition to AR glasses or AR headsets.

For AR to provide users with an immersive experience, they need the following key AR elements:

AR Software

To access Augmented Reality employee training experiences.


To align the real and digital worlds, AR systems need to process data about their environment.


A lens or image platform displays the content.

Smart Glasses And AR Headsets

The HoloLens, Meta2, or Magic Leap, for example, became the focus of the increasingly fast-paced developer scene due to their complex.

Smartphones And Tablets 

The first mobile devices for AR were later followed by tablets.

Drivers For Successful AR Training

Virtual Reality is considered one of the new technologies par excellence, however, the Augmented Reality market is close on its heels. The former temporarily transports people to another world, while Augmented Reality complements and enhances the natural environment already present. Other reasons include:

Target Acquisition Of AR Images

Employees can scan existing 2D images and superimpose 2D videos, text, images, or 3D objects over them. So-called AR image targeting can help employees do their jobs, enhance introductory training, or optimize existing e-learning courses.

Floor-level Object Separation With AR

Employees can place a 3D model of any object on a surface and then rotate or disassemble it to identify components, retrieve data, or find step-by-step instructions on how to repair or install the object.

Training With AR Learning Scenarios

Users place a 3D model of any object on a surface and can interact with the object while interacting with actors or objects through networked learning.

At 3spin Learning, we partner with organizations to develop intelligent and effective training programs, providing expert training knowledge and cutting-edge technology. As a learning partner, we deliver Augmented Reality learning content to help your employees achieve their learning goals in an easy and sustainable way.

Introducing AR Training Successfully To Your Organization With 3spin Learning

Our expertise in Augmented Reality in the learning domain goes back many years. We help enterprises such as DEKRA, the world’s largest non-listed expert organization in the TIC sector, multinational science and technology company Merck and E.ON, one of the major public utility companies in Europe, to implement this technology quickly and easily.

At 3spin Learning, we developed a learning platform with no programming skills required. Anyone can use it to digitize hands-on learning. Companies can work directly with the authoring tool, enabling anyone and everyone to digitize hands-on learning.

We or one of our certified service providers support the creation of training courses and respond flexibly to the individual needs of our customers for any number of learners worldwide.

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Do You Have An Idea For AR Training?

Got an idea for an AR Training in your company? As an expert in AR learning, we at 3spin Learning are always delighted to support you in the development of your AR software concept.


How Can I Scale AR Training?

This requires considering not only content creation, but also the management, operational, and distribution aspects of your immersion strategy. An authoring tool helps you adjust as needed, and cloud distribution lets employees download all training with the click of a mouse.

Can I Try 3spin Learning for Free?

Yes, we will present 3spin Learning to you free of charge during a personal demo appointment (via video conference) and you may also participate in a training session yourself if you are interested. Request a demo appointment.

Is My Data Safe With 3spin Learning?

The protection of your data and your trust are very important to us. Therefore, we have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of processing, which we are continuously developing. 3spin Learning's data hosting is based on Microsoft Azure.

How Many Employees Can Learn With 3spin Learning?

Our learning platform is not limited to a specific number of learners.

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