Emerson announced Mimic Field 3D, a training experience designed to help new and incoming workers gain an understanding of how changes in the field impact industrial plant processes. This virtual reality-based (VR) solution gives personnel simulated hands-on experience to prepare for any plant event, helping them make better decisions regarding operating changes and practice proper procedures before entering potentially hazardous plant areas.
In the coming decade, experts estimate there will be more than 2.5 million skilled jobs that go unfilled in the United States. There’s a clear need for organizations to seek innovative technology solutions to address this talent shortage quickly through innovative augmented reality and VR solutions like Mimic Field 3D. In fact, a recent survey found that 66% of companies plan to adopt these technologies by 2022.
This effort supports Emerson’s larger digital transformation initiative that provides software, data analytics, automation technologies, smart sensor and consulting services which are intended to help customers achieve Top Quartile performance—meeting performance metrics within the top 25 percent of peer companies. As part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, Mimic Field 3D helps workers to acquire knowledge and experience as they learn from each experience.