19 Feb How to use virtual and augmented reality in the working area?

Augmented and virtual reality have become truly a technological breakthrough in 2016, presented to the suppliers and consumers of new headsets.

To date, the VR and AR device are focused mainly on the field of entertainment, but in the near future will increase their capacity, thereby allowing you to communicate with friends and colleagues, to test ideas, fix problems immediately in the workplace.

Very soon a virtual and augmented reality are firmly embedded in the workflow, and for many are wondering how to better realize the potential of VR and AR.

1. Interaction

With the help of virtual reality it is possible to effectively communicate and collaborate remotely with colleagues on a project. VR-application will save the financial cost of a trip to the office. The project will be engaged in the digital boards, and at the same time to share information.

An example may Startups like Seattle based Pluto VR, which laid the foundation for businesses that will be able to cooperate and work together in a virtual environment. Since technology is constantly modified, subtle communication signals will be even more realistic.

2. Training and education

One of the most interesting stages in VR is a corporate training and education. Now teach firefighters, police and construction workers do not have the harsh outdoor conditions. It is much easier to simulate the expected situation, without leaving the office.

In Skanska exploring ways in which the builders will be much easier to take safety training using HoloLens Microsoft, before you go on building sites.

Kevin Hutchinson, Skanska CIO, said that such simulations for staff training, will protect both the financial costs and risks of life in the workplace.

3. Design

One of the most exciting forms of virtual reality acquired in the field of design. Many architects have long used the 3D model for the realization of their ideas, but they can now enter “depth” of their creations.

Immersion technology allows designers, architects, engineers and see how their ideas will affect the integrity of the concept. Architects, cycling virtual reality will be able to make timely changes the project before start immediate construction of the building.

4. Sales

Virtual Reality in sales begins to enjoy all the great demand. Real estate agents can easily drive clients to their homes in various parts of the world, consultants are retail products to its customers in various options and colors.

Studio 216 in Seattle built for Skanska pilot sales center. Potential tenants using HoloLens, could see the offices within the building and determine the most optimal routes of trips to work and back.

5. Diagnostics of problems

Experts of different services often find themselves in extreme situations and in need of experts in various fields, which can effectively solve the problem.

Such experts are at remote locations, but through the headset monitor the situation, and on this basis provide the necessary guidance. They can be presented in the form of drawings or records in digital format to another user viewing window.

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