What is digitally extended reality technology?
Think for a moment about the concept of reality.
What is real, and what is not?
Digitally enabled reality provides fascinating answers to business and society at large.
In a nutshell, it’s a combination between the physical and digital worlds. And this brand of technology enables the interaction between people, computers, and physical environments.
Many years before the dawn and production of digital/mixed reality technology, the space that existed between places, objects and people was massive! By today’s standards, it’s a no-brainer to log onto a Zoom conference with six other people, all situated in different countries.
And before we discuss the ways in which digitally extended reality technology fits into and impacts work and industry, let’s describe a few of the popular terms in turn:
XR is the broad term that refers to all real and virtually combined environments, human and machine interactions generated by computer and wearable technology.
The few that are currently being used, listed below, are augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).
Immersive technology helps by extending the reality that we experience by combining the virtual and real worlds, or by presenting a fully immersive experience.
With AR, computer-generated information and objects are transmitted to the real world.
The whole experience adds a different dimension to the present world with digital aspects like text, photos, and animation. These experiences can usually be decoded and enjoyed by using AR glasses, screens, and smartphones.
Through this process, the user is not isolated from the world and can still manage to interact with the reality around them. Example: with a tape measure application on your phone, you can point to a smartphone to a piece of space/distance and then track the surface you need to measure.
In comparison with AR, the users are fully immersed in a fabricated digital environment.
To experience this, the user must wear a VR headset to catch a 360-degree view of the artificial world. The media is designed convince the mind that you are, for example, taking a morning run in a foreign country, are walking on top of water, or are playing a tennis match, when you are in fact sitting at home.
With MR, the digital and real world objects co-exist and interact with one another in real-time.
MR is the latest immersive technology. It is sometimes identified as hybrid reality. To be processed, it requires an MR headset and substantial processing power than both the VR and AR technology.
Naturally, businesses are exploring the ways they can use mixed reality to solve commercial challenges, support initiatives like strategy development, and run better organisations as a result.
Creating immersive digital experiences in industry
Organisations and businesses are innovating with XR technology to on-board and train employees, assist with planning, design, and testing products and so much more.
For healthcare professionals, XR is being used for training and assisting in the performance of critical procedures. And there are hospitals that use VR technology to help patients regain their dexterity and body movement.
VR allows for more vivid imagination by making it possible for teams to immerse themselves in a project as if they were physically interacting with that environment.
Creating a 3D model of a construction site was once a complex (physical) process that needed space, time, and material.
3D modelling software now makes it possible to create detailed and accurate models quicker and cheaply. This process also makes it possible to communicate those models across the organisation seamlessly.
VR was helpful in the design-engineering sector by the automotive and aerospace industries to quickly generate product prototypes for a slight cost.
Design engineers can use VR to pinpoint issues with a product and rectify them before an actual prototype is built. In addition to saving resources, it also mitigates possible challenges that might occur for the end consumer.
In this regard, Quarphix employs premium developers certified in innovative industry technology in order to help businesses work toward finding ways to leverage digitally extended reality technology to bolster their operations.
We specialise in creating software programs that use the latest methodologies, which ensures that as a client, your business is kept abreast with leading technology, ahead of the competition and in touch with customers’ needs.
Our cloud computing services – which include 2D, 3D and Mixed Reality – ensures that an organisation of any size, operating in any industry, can safely and efficiently leverage virtual reality technology in order to work in an immersive world.
Take the leap into the digitally augmented, virtual and mixed worlds and find out just what exceptional efficiency and growth opportunities await your business.