How Pokemon Go Technology Is Helping Businesses

Posted by wadmin on Monday, August 22, 2016

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There is no denying it: The future is here. People are walking around communicating with people across the country and catching animated creatures that appear in real world places on computers that fit in their pockets. But how will the leap in technology impact how people view and work in their jobs? For some, that is already here. Apps like Pokemon Go run on AR, or Augmented Reality, taking things that already exist and adding or changing something about them. Many industries are already implementing this technology into their jobs.

Steve Keathley, deputy chief information officer for Deloitte said AR comes in handy for any application that requires a sneak preview of what a finished product will look like.

He can speak to that personally from a home remodeling project now underway. “We worked with a local contractor who created a 3D walkthrough of what the house will look like,” he noted. Clearly, that same technology would be useful for any architecture and engineering firm as well who may want to eyeball a project before actually building it.

Many mid-market companies adopted augmented reality long ago, survey says.

The ability to “see” things on your iPhone or iPad that don’t exist in the physical world is a tantalizing proposition, as evidenced by the Pokemon Go mania gripping the world. The goal of Pokemon Go, which pairs GPS information with a library of colorful “pocket monsters” is for players to find the monsters on their devices, and capture and train them.

But there are real business applications for similar augmented reality (AR) technology that have already proven themselves in the market. New research from consulting firm Deloitte bears this out.

Out of 500 mid-market companies surveyed, a whopping 89% said they already use augmented reality in their businesses. That may be surprising until you realize that companies like Hunter Douglas has offered an AR app forApple AAPL -0.85% devices for several years that lets you preview how a given window treatment will look in your own room before you buy it.

AR is different from virtual reality in that AR incorporates the real world into the view, while virtual reality, as enabled by products like Oculus Rift, builds an entirely new, all-immersive world.

Steve Keathley, deputy chief information officer for Deloitte said AR comes in handy for any application that requires a sneak preview of what a finished product will look like.

 

He can speak to that personally from a home remodeling project now underway. “We worked with a local contractor who created a 3D walkthrough of what the house will look like,” he noted. Clearly, that same technology would be useful for any architecture and engineering firm as well who may want to eyeball a project before actually building it.

On a smaller scale, makeup artists can use AR to show how a client will look after a cosmetic makeover before actually doing the makeover. Plastic surgeons clearly are another target audience for such technologies but doctors of any kind could use AR to give patients on on-screen tour of a recommended procedure in advance of the procedure itself.

In an engineering or construction project, technicians could use AR to view and interact with machinery, even if that machinery is in a remote location. AR also enables engineers and architects to pull up blueprints, schematics, and instructions along with other data and view them while using their two free hands to do the actual work.

Employee training is another popular use of AR. Many of these companies use a 3D sort of “gamification” in their interactive training sessions, Keathley said.

Soon this technology might even help you go to an open house without leaving your home, or picturing your furniture into a prospective home.

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SRC: fortune.com/2016/08/19/augmented-reality-for-business/?iid=leftrail

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