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How do you think virtual reality devices will change our world?

Always perceived and related to gaming and entertainment, one thing is for sure that Virtual Reality (VR) is changing how we work, learn and operate in an organisation. They offer a whole new set of use cases for businesses.

It could be the medium that facilitate training by offering captivating experience that replaces the employees’ existing surrounding view with a virtual reality or gamification of e-learning instructional designs. Like for example, retail stores are implementing VR headsets that are typically head-mounted goggles fixed with a screen in front of the user’s eyes to allow trainees to see the real world overlain with digital objects that will better prepare them for situations that may occur in real life or teaching safe work practices for industrial workforce.

“More than 150 companies in multiple industries, including 52 of the Fortune 500, are testing or have deployed AR/VR solutions”. – Deloitte Insights

Some of the use cases are:

Virtual Reality in Retail

Virtual reality is transforming the shopping experience completely by providing interactive and informational experiences to customers. Today, retailers can put a consumer in a new environment or scenario which offers an amazing experience. VR will soon be adopted for changing other aspects of retail as well, such as store design, analyzing real-time store performance, shelf assortment and layout and more.

“The market for AR and VR in retail will reach $ 1.6 billion by 2025.” – Goldman Sachs Forecasts

Few retail businesses such as Lowe’s, Nascar and Oreo have adopted VR. Holorooms, powered by Lowe’s home improvement, uses a VR headset, either an Oculus Rift or a Google cardboard setup, to show a virtual room. Nascar, a sports company, has partnered with Xfinity on VR to create a truly new experience for fans. Oreo, a cookie company, takes customers to a universe where cookies float on a river of milk and there are chocolate mountains all around. And people can experience all of this by just wearing a VR headset.

Virtual Reality in Medical

VR is very useful for healthcare professionals and medical students. It can help ensure that high-risk procedures and surgeries are performed with more accuracy. VR apps such as Medical Realities help professionals get a 360-degree view of surgeries from across the world.

In some hospitals, special VR goggles are being used to reduce patient stress and pain. With the goggles, patients can see the world beyond the four walls of hospitals, they can participate in an art studio, swim with whales and dolphins in the ocean, etc.

A VR app called Mind Motion Pro is being used for patients who have survived strokes or brain injuries to help them practice moving their hands and/or fingers.

Virtual Reality in Immersive Learning and Training

VR is being widely used for training purposes in all sectors, from universities and hospitals to airlines and retail. It helps them save millions in training costs and reduce risks. Not only this, it helps learners retain more than what they do while using traditional training methods. VR is being used in a California Public School to send students on virtual field trip,1 and train pilots in virtual cockpits in Japan.

Virtual Reality in Travel and Hospitality

Travel and Hospitality organizations are using VR technology to show destinations before booking. This is especially helpful for small and lesser known places or destinations. People can experience what’s in store even before booking through visual and auditory stimuli (such as sea winds, aromas, ocean breezes and sound of seagulls).

And of course there are VR Management solutions which focuses on remote management which not only makes adoption of VR devices in businesses easy but also offers a reliable solution to secure, monitor and support such devices.

Hope it helps!