Solutions that allow humans to fully explore immersive worlds generated by computers (in VR) and overlay graphics onto out the view of our next environment (AR) are both getting more adopted in both industry and entertainment.
Here are 5 industry-specific VR technology trends in 2019-2020:
Mobile App Development:-
VR and AR developers will build smarter, more cognitive functionality into their mobile apps.
Instagram and Snapchat filters are an application for consumers that uses AR and AI tech together. They are so popular now and other apps of image-enhancing functions won’t stop in 2019. For scientific applications, Google’s microscope enabled by machine learning is something to look forward to. Apparently, this app will work through a viewfinder and let pathologists look at tissues for cancerous growths.
Teaching and Training:-
Virtual surroundings let students study anything from flight to construction to surgery minus the dangers associated with training in the real world.
Last year, Walmart announced they were using Oculus Go headsets for employee training in skills extending from customer service to compliance. The US Army also announced an agreement with Microsoft to employ the HoloLens tech in military training.
As Virtual Reality continues to prove its worth in decreasing cost and risks associated with training, it probably will be seen more rapidly accepted in industries where working with expensive equipment and tools, or dangerous conditions, are common.
Earlier productions of VR headsets were always limited in a couple of ways: either the user was connected to a huge, expensive computer to boost the experience or they had to rely on comparatively low-powered portable tech to control headsets with limited graphics quality.
For the technology trends in 2019-2020, stand-alone headsets integrating dedicated, powerful computer tech will hit the stores, from both Oculus and Vive. User will no longer be restricted by low-powered displays or cables. VR developers will produce more accurate and realistic simulations of the real world inside the virtual worlds. This means added immersive experiences of entertainment and an unexpected standard of realism in VR games.
The purchase of Oculus by Facebook in 2016 told us that the social media behemoth believed Virtual Reality would become critical to the way we develop shared environments online. Whether it is for conference calls virtually where users can see and communicate with the other, or relaxing and socializing with friends and family.
Spatial is leading the path with AR devices for office and boardroom where users can look at virtual pinboards and whiteboards, and work collaboratively on documents overlaid on actual objects. Tencent has also announced that they are looking into putting VR to the WeChat messaging system, which is the world’s most used messenger app.
Totally autonomous cars might still be living in the pages of science fiction but most manufacturers of automobiles have a lot of AI tech to surprise us with soon. Two of the most important trends in vehicles in 2019 are voice assistants and AR in cars.
Nvidia’s Drive AR platform is supported by machine learning and uses a mounted display on a dashboard with overlaid graphics on camera footage fixed around the car, marking everything from dangers to historic markers. Volvo, Toyota, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have all signed up to use this technology. We are, therefore, expecting, more driving safety with such tech.
WayRay, the startup backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, takes the way of projecting AR information on the car’s windshield, offering navigation prompts, hazard detection, and more.
Do you remember watching movies about VR and thinking how awesome it would be if all of that were real? Well, soon, it could be. Even though VR has been around for some time, the technology now is improving so much that a fully immersive VR experience is not a gimmick anymore. And these improvements will be felt across every industry soon.