When Facebook made the blockbuster deal to acquire Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, the future of virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) became a little bit clearer. Now, we have products like the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear to go along with the Oculus Rift and an AR app like Pokemon Go can dominate the consumer space.

As VR/AR become more prevalent in the consumer space, it’s time for businesses to start thinking about how they can drive business value with the technology.

Only true VR/AR master chefs will be able to find the right ingredients for a successful application of the technology—and we have the cookbook that will put you on the right path for VR/AR success.

Three Examples from the New VR/AR Cookbook to Whet Your Appetite

The goal of our new cookbook is to jar your creative thinking as you find new ways to draw business value out of virtual and augmented reality. Here are 3 examples of the kinds of use-case recipes you’ll find when you download the cookbook:

  • Overlying Real-Time Data onto the Real World: This recipe calls for augmented reality, real-world objects, real-time data via IoT sensors, and human interaction. Mixing these ingredients can, for example, enable factory workers to look at their equipment through AR goggles to see specific machinery that is malfunctioning or operating out of its specified parameters. Overlaying data in this way can increase efficiency in a wide range of industries.
  • Job Interview Walkthrough: This recipe calls for virtual reality, the general need for bias-free interviews, and a company that needs to test prospects before hiring them. Imagine being able to sit a prospective coder down at a virtual screen and watch them complete the kind of task they’re being hired for—without the typical biases of in-person interviews. Even beyond finding better matches for your open positions, this kind of use case could have a major impact on discrimination in hiring.
  • Training and Education: This recipe calls for VR/AR and employees needing training in high-risk occupations. Today’s search and rescue fighter pilots use game-like simulations for real-world training. With VR and AR, these simulations can present more realistic situations that lead pilots to better real-world results. This recipe can be applied to many high-risk occupations where real-world training is far too dangerous and simulations are required.

Consider this an appetizer for the cookbook that can provide a complete VR/AR meal -- sparking ideas that drive real business value with the technology.

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Every Master Chef Needs a Good Cookbook—Even in Virtual/Augmented Reality

If you want to know more about what you’ll find in our new VR/AR cookbook, here are a few more of the recipes that we’ve come up with:

  •      AR/VR as a New Marketing Medium
  •      Data Visualization in Multi-Dimensions
  •      Virtual/Augmented Reality Telepresence “Mashup"
  •      Active Rapid Product Prototyping
  •      And several more recipes
To uncover the remaining VR/AR recipes (and the ingredients that make them come to life), download our FREE cookbook, 11 Tasty VR/AR Recipes, and see how virtual and augmented reality can drive value for your enterprise.

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