A Touch of Haptics and Hand Tracking Tech in a 2D World In the future, haptics feedback could enrich online shopping by allowing customers to feel fabrics, operate kiosks and screens without touching them, expand the capabilities of remote medicine, and bring humanity to virtual reality.
Team IoT Takes the Stage with VR, AI at the Tokyo Olympics The Olympics are here. After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes from around the world are gathering for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Without fans in the stands, companies are looking to IoT to bring the Olympics to fans at home and maximize the efficiency and experience at the Games.
Smart Mirrors Reflect New Ways to Shop Smart beauty systems use augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enable a virtual shopping experience in person or online. Smart mirrors, found in various retail stores across the country, allow customers to virtually try on apparel, makeup, and accessories. Mobile apps using smart beauty systems also allow users to explore new beauty and fashion finds.
4 Ways Virtual Reality Can Be a Game-Changer for the Workplace Once the provenance of science fiction movies, virtual reality has gone mainstream. Today, virtual reality is no longer limited to gaming, as organizations are using the technology in the workplace to support several important functions, including training and collaboration.
Banks Roll Out Smart Bots for Safe, Self-Serve Customer Management Intuitive interactions can influence where and how customers choose to bank. From self-service kiosks to fully autonomous robots, the financial sector is using IoT technologies to court potential clients.
VR Tests the Realities of the Workplace Are remote learning and remote working preparing us for a virtual reality future? As work environments adjust to new demands, VR is honing workforce skillsets and taking on multiple roles in construction, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
Virtual Assistants Take on COVID-19 Screening, Docent Duties Artificial intelligence and speech and gesture interfaces enable VR-assistants and robotic greeters to interact with tourists in new ways at popular museums and events. From health screening to temperature checks to language translation, these virtual assistants help visitors get in, get around, and get more out of the exhibits.
Ford Motor Company Relies on IoT Technologies to Boost Manufacturing Productivity Robotic exosuits coupled with virtual reality and 3D printing have led Ford to restructure workspaces and assembly line tasks with the goal of reducing worker fatigue and improving productivity on the factory floor.
Virtual Reality Unleashes New Opportunities in Research, Training, and Retail When COVID-19 shuttered VR arcades, the businesses put their vast computing resources and problem-solving skills to work on finding clues to a cure. VR is proving its value beyond gaming and stepping confidently into commercial environments in healthcare, retail, and business.