How can businesses get the most out of VR? How can this technology be integrated into a corporate strategy? Read on to find out.
Does virtual reality deliver a better user experience?
With virtual reality, the real world can be reproduced or a virtual universe created. Generally speaking, users enjoy both an audio and visual experience. With certain equipment such as clothing and gloves, it is even possible to feel certain sensations such as knocks and bumps and have other tactile experiences.
Virtual reality can be beneficial to users in a number of ways. It is a very special immersive experience as the sensations feel real and are even more convincing when the user is by themselves. This technology is also very efficient—a huge plus for your marketing department or the company as a whole.
It’s for good reason then, that big players such as Samsung and Google have entered the market and now manufacture virtual reality headsets.
Can training processes be optimised using virtual reality?
Integrating virtual reality into professional learning processes offers a multitude of benefits.
Firstly, this technology can considerable reduce the costs of training courses and seminars, substitute trainers and classes, commuting and hotels. The solutions can be used anywhere and also allows participants to take part from home or the office in the blink of an eye, making the courses more efficient, shorter and also more affordable.
According to Edgar DALE’s Cone of Experience*, students remember 90% of what they do and 50% of what they see. Virtual reality enables the user to be totally immersed in a world in which they can interact and thus are more likely to recall what they have learned.
Does virtual reality deliver more immersion and facilitate collaboration?
Virtual reality is a powerful tool as it is a source of unique and profound emotional experiences. It creates an unparalleled feeling of being in the moment and enables very effective team work. Using a VR headset opens the door to immersive learning experiences that expand skillsets such as when it comes to industrial maintenance or training.
Virtual reality also offers new perspectives for business meetings. With some mixed reality platforms, you can meet with your colleagues as holograms in virtual meeting rooms to discuss ideas. These tools optimise communication and collaboration within the team, whether that’s brainstorming on whiteboards, looking into a team’s progress or simply just to spend some time together.
Will VR revolutionise remote support?
By integrating smart and connected glasses with augmented reality, you can also benefit from a new kind of remote support. With the camera integrated into the smartglasses, specialists can see what the users are looking at in real-time. If you then connect a headset, it’s easy as pie to communicate and learn tips all while having your hands free to carry on with your work,
allowing companies to deploy their expert employees more effectively. This approach will create new application areas for both customer support and service.
Can construction errors be minimised using virtual reality?
In industry, models are an essential tool for visualising, testing and verifying upstream production processes. Regardless of the project, construction errors force the team to go back through the entire process (back to the drawing board, CAD changes, creation of new prototypes, new tests), which leads to missing deadlines and exceeding budgets.
With virtual reality, teams get a realistic idea of each element of a project, the design and how the parts work together right from the design phase. In this way, construction errors can be minimised using virtual reality as specialists can collaborate in the same space as the virtual model and modify it in real-time, even when they are working at different sites Thanks to this technology, all future users can be involved in the various phases of the decision-making process.