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Pilot training in VR -- Saab and Varjo

"With Varjo, fighter pilots can train with perfect vision."

Tobias Olsson, Head of Tactical Simulation and Visualisation, SAAB AB

Watch Tobias Olsson’s interview on how fighter pilots can train effectively in Varjo’s human-eye resolution VR.

Fighter pilots can now see every detail, near and far, in VR.

As Head of Tactical Simulations and Visualizations at Saab AB, Tobias Olsson knows how important it is for pilots to be able to see what’s happening around them. They need to see the tiny text on switches in the cockpit, aircraft far off on the horizon, and everything in between. Thanks to Varjo, pilots can effectively and realistically train in VR for the first time ever.

Varjo marks a new era in pilot training with VR at Saab.

1. To be a pilot, you need perfect vision. That same level of clarity is necessary when training. For the first time ever, the human-eye resolution of Varjo’s headset makes it possible for pilots to accurately read the tiniest text on cockpit instruments and identify objects far off in the distance when doing pilot training in VR.

2. 20/20 Eye Tracker™ is the most powerful eye tracking technology ever integrated into a VR device. Saab pilots can use 20/20 Eye Tracker™ to accurately analyze a pilot’s eye movements as they train in human-eye resolution VR, getting real-time data on pilot performance and cognitive load.

3. Traditional flight simulators are large, expensive and immobile. Varjo’s headset can be quickly and easily deployed to any location, allowing multiple pilots to train when and where needed.

To deep-dive into the possibilities that VR and XR technology can bring to pilot training and flight simulation, download our complimentary in-depth e-book guide.

More recently, Saab has announced that it is integrating Varjo mixed reality into all of its Gripen simulators.

“It’s a new standard in training and simulation.”

Tobias Olsson - Head of Tactical Simulation and Visualisation, SAAB AB
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