The future of artificial reality is here, in the form of extended reality or XR, a new technology inclusive of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. It produces an entirely new experience when interacting with the environment. It’s so exciting that everyone is talking about it, from business owners and marketers to military strategists and game developers.
There are endless ways XR can help your business grow. You can also use it in teaching to train employees on new equipment or processes. It can also be used for entertainment by creating immersive experiences for customers, or maybe you’d like to create a VR game that shows off your products in action! Whatever your reason for using XR, we can help make sure it happens.
XR is a term that covers VR, AR, and MR. All XR technology alters the human-to-PC screen interaction either by:
- Submerging you in a virtual world (VR)
- Enhancing or augmenting the user’s surroundings (AR)
- Doing both of those things (MR)
Future Trends in XR:
Single user interface:
The interaction between people and machines during an immersive or augmented reality (AR) movie-watching experience, etc., is a single user interface. In this kind of environment, humans need to communicate with machines more naturally.
For example, when you want to watch a movie, you need to find the movie on your head-worn display, but then it should show you where exactly this movie is located on your display so that you can find it easily. To do this, you need a good user interface design for applications to help you navigate through all the content easily.
New uses for artificial reality can emerge, like ensuring people don’t get lost in their world while watching something on their head-worn display or even while using any other type of machine with AR capabilities.
In the IT sector, collaborative tendencies are common. Jobs of this nature include virtual conferences, military training, research, teaching, aviation, etc. The advent of XR tech has allowed people to work together in real-time and in a virtual environment.
It has become possible for multiple users to interact with each other in a shared space using XR tech. This is possible using any type of device, including desktop computers, mobile phones, tablets, or even smart glasses like Google Glasses or Microsoft HoloLens.
With XR technology becoming more affordable and accessible by everyone around the globe, it’s no longer just limited to gaming or entertainment but is also being used for business and educational purposes.
The social user uses:
The issue of social acceptance will be the next stage of XR movements in the future. For instance, walking along the street while wearing a VR or AR headset is still not considered normal.
Many people may get used to seeing people wear these headsets on the streets, but there might still be some people who will avoid them because they may feel uncomfortable with such a sight. This might also lead to further development of these headsets as they would need to be more appealing for most people to wear them.