As of July 2018, management and sales of the VirtualPaint training system was transferred to VirtualPaint Products, LLC. For sales, troubleshooting, or information, please contact Jeremiah Treloar at or visit virtualpaintproducts.com.
IWRC Development of VirtualPaint Training System
In the mid-2000’s, the IWRC recognized there could be a way to make spray painter training more efficient utilizing virtual reality technology. It was along this basis in 2004 that we developed the idea for the first version of the VirtualPaint system.
It was a basic idea - combine simulation software with advanced hardware technologies to make spray application training more effective at providing performance feedback, efficient at utilizing training time, eliminate training material waste and reduce safety concerns.
Officially released in 2006, VirtualPaint became the first virtual reality system for spray application training, developed by painter training experts. VirtualPaint was created for one purpose, to provide an interactive solution to the challenge of spray technician training by using computer simulation to simplify the training process and provide spray technicians with precise non-biased feedback of their performance through various forms of visual and statistical feedback that cannot be easily replicated in a spray booth.
As of July 2018, management and sales of the VirtualPaint training system was transferred to VirtualPaint Products, LLC. The VirtualPaint system is covered by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,839,416, which is owned by the University of Northern Iowa Research Foundation and licensed exclusively to VirtualPaint Products, LLC.