Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) remote work are just beginning to penetrate the professional world.
They are here to stay as new use cases are emerging every day that are making remote work more manageable and exciting.
After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can safely say that remote work is here to stay. As per a Gartner report, about 74% of business leaders plan to shift to a remote work model even after the COVID crisis ends. This is because it has been observed that remote working has led to improved productivity and reduced operating costs. This is a win-win situation for businesses.
Now, businesses are shifting their focus towards advanced technologies like mixed reality to optimize their remote work operations even further. AR and VR remote work is slowly becoming the new norm. The new model gives employees access to new levels of work environments, customers and much more. Here’s a look at how this works.
Employing mixed reality for remote work operations has numerous applications. Here’s a look at three major areas where this technology can help in remote working.
Augmented and virtual reality can help provide simulated training that can increase employee safety. It can also simplify the training process, improve complex decision-making and reduce the chances of human error. This proves highly beneficial for high-risk jobs, such as healthcare, emergency services, military and manufacturing, to name a few.
For example, Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has been used for training purposes in various organizations and helped reduce the overall training time by as much as 85%.
AR and VR enable people from different locations to collaborate seamlessly. This feature helps AR and VR to be used for virtual assistance. For instance, a digitally generated character with Natural Language Processing capabilities is able to interact and communicate with customers in multiple languages. Similarly, a VR virtual assistant can help users navigate through the virtual world easily, such as a virtual exhibition or showroom.
Augmented and virtual reality helps provide unique experiences to customers. The sales and marketing teams can leverage these technologies in times of remote work to carry out their tasks without having to meet potential customers personally. It also helps businesses to create more engaging and immersive marketing campaigns that can result in increased sales.
Mixed reality opens up new horizons for remote working. It creates a world with no geographical limits, saves operating costs, increases employee productivity, enhances sales, and eliminates errors.
As you plan to adopt AR and VR remote work, just acquiring and implementing AR and VR devices won’t be enough. You will need to partner with an experienced enterprise that will provide end-to-end AR and VR remote work solutions, right from procurement to adoption to maintenance, to maximize the value of your investment.
Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.