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How the switch comes into the classroom

Deutsche Bahn employs over 8,000 maintenance technicians in infrastructure. By 2026, half of them leave the active working life. Many young people have to be trained. There is no way to bring real technology, such as a switch, into the classroom. The founders of VISCOPIC have therefore developed a solution that makes railway technology vivid. With the help of Augmented Reality, the start-up projects three-dimensional representations of "heavy chunks", for example of switch drives, into the virtual space. The realistic holograms can be rotated in all directions, function sequences with finger tips can be triggered on virtual buttons and displayed animated. VISCOPIC helps with the mixed-reality application to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the training and further education of maintenance technicians at Deutsche Bahn. The continuation of the successful cooperation with DB Netz was recently sealed by a contract. Further learning content visualized with holograms will soon be developed.