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The popularity of virtual reality continues to grow, and experts believe that the VR market is expected to top $34 billion by 2023. The gaming and entertainment media accounts for 40.5% of this market. Also, since we live at a time with limited choices for entertainment, VR can also be useful in allowing us to enjoy some of our favorite activities and places remotely. The immersive and life-like experiences VR offers are game-changing, which is why it continues to grow in popularity. Let’s take a closer look at virtual reality in entertainment and what it offers both companies and consumers.

Enhancing the Museum Experience

When a person is walking around a museum and looking at all of the exhibits, it is hard for them to imagine the importance of a particular artifact or how it was used in the past. Thanks to VR, a person can put on a headset, and be immersed in a certain period, and see for themselves how a particular event unfolded. This is something the British Museum and many other museums are doing to change peoples’ attitude towards museums. …


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When we hear the term “Augmented Reality” the first thing that comes to mind is Pokemon Go. However, even though this gaming phenomenon was a watershed moment because it proved that there is a high demand for AR, in terms of the future of AR, it will be in our everyday lives and in the industries where we work or shop. In this article, we will take a look at where AR is headed and the future of augmented reality in our everyday life.

Augmented Reality Future Uses

With the development of augmented reality software in full swing, it will affect the devices we use most often, such as smartphones. In the future, smartphones will be converted into glasses and headsets and everything you currently do on your phone such as updating your Facebook status, calling someone on Skype, using turn-by-turn navigation will all be done thanks to AR glasses via motion and gesture detection. …


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Like augmented reality, mixed reality (MR) offers many advantages for companies operating in the manufacturing sector. While both AR and MR superimpose digital content onto the physical world, what makes MR more exciting is that the content will appear as a hologram that actually rests on a physical surface. This should not be confused with virtual reality (VR), which is fully immersive, and the user only sees the digital content displayed by the device.

With MR, an employee can put on a head-mounted display, such as Microsoft HoloLens or any other. They will be able to move around the digital objects via voice commands or gestures as if they were moving the real-world objects. While such cutting edge technology is very exciting, what practical benefits does it offer manufacturing companies? …


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As AR continues to grow in popularity, it should not come to us as a surprise that this technology is becoming increasingly used to make events more enjoyable. AR can offer more benefits to events now more than ever before, given all of the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why augmented reality events are so popular and then examine some use cases.

Benefits of Using AR Technology in the Event Industry

There are many benefits AR can offer event-goers, such as:

  • Add another level of excitement — If you are looking to raise the level of excitement up a notch, consider using AR for gamification of events. It’s a great way to make the event more interactive, and they can compete with their friends, which will only add to the fun they are having. …


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Smart cities are no longer a vision of a distant future or something we can only see in science fiction movies. Thanks to new technologies, like the IoT, we already have many smart cities, and they are actively expanding. Municipal governments are using cellular and Low Power Wide Area solutions to boost the quality of their infrastructure, improve efficiency, and make it more convenient for residents and tourists to live in their city. Before we dive deeper into some of the technologies, let’s make sure that we are on the same page about what a smart city is.

Smart City Definition

A smart city uses technology to provide services and solve city problems. They use a framework made up mostly of Information and Communication Technologies to spot all kinds of short term and long term challenges posed by urbanization and address those issues before they snowball into big problems. Smart city technology is basically an intelligent network of connected devices that produce and share data with the cloud. All of this technology captures a lot of raw data that is further analyzed and used to improve the city. Citizens also engage with smart city technology via smartphones and other mobile devices. All of this helps cut costs and make the entire city more sustainable. …


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Since technology is affecting almost every part of our lives, it should come as no surprise that it has a big impact on our personal care. According to Statista, the personal care segment is expected to exceed $173 million, and user penetration will also grow by 9% over the next few years and reach 25.6% by 2024. Since the personal healthcare market is clearly on the rise, it is good to examine the healthcare information technology that is powering this growth.

1. Wearable Technologies in Healthcare

Wearable technology has been a game-changer in the personal healthcare market, and, from the looks of it, it is here to stay. Ever since smartwatches hit the market, personal care tech products have steadily increased in popularity, and it is easy to see why. Wearable healthcare tech allows the user to monitor and track all kinds of physical activities, calorie intake, physical activity, and many other personal health aspects. Over the next couple of years, you can expect such technology in personal care products to start impacting how we take care of our skin and our beauty in general. In fact, we are already seeing some products on the market today that monitor sun exposure and other skincare monitoring devices. …


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All of the inventions over the course of our history started out with an idea. For example, Thomas Edison understood the need for a lightbulb, identified the critical factors the final product needs to include, and conducted thousands of experiments before producing the final commercially viable incandescent lightbulb. If we fast forward 150 years to today’s marketplace, we see that the same steps apply, especially to complex software development projects. In order to make sure that your project is a commercial success, you need to start with the discovery phase. …


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The tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 crisis. Not only are people restricted in the places they can visit, but they are also not motivated to get back out there and start exploring. Therefore, to avoid shutting down completely, many museums and other sites have developed travel and tourism games to peak people’s interests and motivate them to start coming back. Today we will take a closer look at gamification in tourism and how it could be a viable solution to gaining new visitors and retain existing ones.

What is Gamification Tourism?

Gamification in tourism uses gaming methods to digitally engage with consumers and motivate them to achieve specific goals or objectives. This significantly increases the overall experience since it makes the entire visit to a particular site a lot more fun, engaging, and interactive. Since pretty much everybody has a smartphone or tablet nowadays, it is easy to start engaging with visitors…


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AR/VR Shoes are a Win-Win for Both Consumers and Retailers

With more and more customers preferring to shop from home, retailers are finding new and creative ways of attracting consumers’ attention and making some of the in-store experiences available online. This is particularly important when shopping for personal items such as footwear. Even though you may know your shoe size, how do you know if a particular pair of shoes will be a good fit? This is where virtual and augmented reality can be of great assistance to retailers and consumers, allowing them a virtual try-on of the shoes they would like to buy. …


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The educational process has changed significantly over the past decade, offering students of all age groups enhanced and interactive experiences. This is done by using AR and VR technology in the classroom to immerse the students in the material they are studying and bring the content to life. Today we would like to explore the use of virtual and augmented reality in education and how all students, from preschool all the way to post-secondary levels, can benefit from it.

Learning Experiences in VR

When children are in preschool, their education is shaped by experiences. Immersing these young students into 360 environments allows them to develop better speaking skills, enhance real-life experiences, and open up new opportunities. For example, suppose we are teaching students the names of the various animals out there. In that case, it is one thing to show them a picture of a tiger or a lion, but imagine how much the experience would be enhanced if they could actually see the animal walk around before their eyes. …

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