How Virtual Reality is Shaping Workstations of the Future
Virtual reality has created many exciting phenomena, including training simulators empowered with AI and immersive entertainment games. Some people think that we haven’t seen VR hit the mainstream and evolve into the software worth using at the workstations. However, the unprecedented potential of VR and AR technology is yet to be unleashed.
To bring a gulp of fresh air and some creativity at the workplace, companies are trying to opt for virtual reality workstations as it is poised to make a significant impact on workplaces across the globe.
Mixed Reality Data Visualization
The future of augmented reality may soon be found in the sphere of data visualization where it’s likely to experience a huge growth as being a perfect solution for those who need to analyze big clusters of information on the fly. Unlike traditional visualization methods, virtual reality data visualization tools offer a larger viewing area and help easily dive into more specific areas. It makes a pretty good job of illustrating the smallest details as well as providing the 360 videos to decision makers.
Let’s kick off with an overview of the customer relationship management software company, Salesforce, as it has been using Oculus Rift and virtual reality to bring data visualization to the new level. By taking place in the cloud, the finance tech data visualization tool works as Augmented Reality as a Service and allows to work in an immersive 3D augmented environment and interact with data via Oculus Rift headset.
Workstation and Finance
One of the biggest US banks, Citibank uses a virtual, brand-new and a more comprehensible way called Holographic Workstation to model data as well as complex data sets. By putting the headsets on, users can see the virtual desktop suspended in the air around them. The system uses Microsoft HoloLens to help traders cope with a large amount of information. The technology produces 3D holograms of real-time financial data that are more efficient than other display technologies. It integrates tablet screen space, 3D holographic docking pace, keyboard, and mouse. Despite the fact that there are many challenges associated with the accuracy and usefulness of gesture and voice recognition software, Citibank have successfully incorporated these functions into the Holographic Workstation to make the trading process easier.
The Comarch, a global IT solutions provider, is a living example of how VR-based solutions can substitute traditional working environment. Its virtual reality wealth management software changes the existing client-service approach to private banking. The Comarch and Citibank are just two of many technology use cases proving that the future of the workstations belongs to VR.
This is no pie-in-the-sky dream: virtual workplaces already exist. One of the early frontrunners in this area is a vSpatial Startup who have presented their virtual reality workplace on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, and are now working on its improvement. The app allows users to have their own personal space in a virtual reality where they can connect to their computer and start working as if they do it on a real PC. Screen carousel allows users open and interact with infinite computer applications directly in VR. The navigation has never been so easy as on the latest version of the vSpatial virtual desktop, as users can resize windows, move screens around with “grip grab”, watch 360 videos and do everything they would usually do on the computer yet getting better user experience. Moreover, the latest desktop version has virtual reality slack integration which allows users to log into their slack account from directly within the vSpatial app and call other members of their slack team.
This major advances in VR and AR technologies can disrupt many industries. In fact, working remotely grows in popularity and virtual prototyping is going mainstream, so there are more chances that VR will make a positive contribution to the workplaces of the future.