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We used Virtual Reality in our office, and you should too

By | Augmented Reality, Market Research, Oculus, Touchstone Research, Touchstone Staff, Touchstone VR, Virtual Reality, VR Insights

As one of the most experienced research firms focused on embracing new consumer technologies, our employees need to do more than talk the talk.  They need to walk the technology walk too! Recently, we were surprised to discover that some of our newest hires had never experienced virtual reality (VR) – a technology that Touchstone Research is very passionate about. …

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Augmented Reality Market Research

Touchstone Research leverages augmented reality capabilities to enhance market research services

By | Augmented Reality, Consumer Insights, Kids and Family, Technology, Usability Research, UX

By layering computer-generated elements over a real-time image of a user’s surroundings, augmented reality (AR) technology blends the digital with the real world.   AR’s biggest advantage over virtual reality is its accessibility.  From Snapchat to the NFL’s first-down line, AR already has a wide range of applications across industries. It’s no surprise that AR apps are taking the gaming industry…

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Beatrice Capestany, Senior Research Analyst, Touchstone Research

Touchstone Research Consumer Insights Firm Adds Beatrice Capestany

By | Augmented Reality, Consumer Insights, Market Research, New Hires, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Reporting & Analysis, Research Analyst

Connecticut – July 10th, 2018 – Touchstone Research announced today that Beatrice Capestany has joined the firm as Senior Research Analyst.  In this role, Capestany will execute a wide range of next gen quantitative and qualitative research studies and oversee Touchstone’s advanced research technologies and methodologies and development of new tools and applications. Prior to working at Touchstone, Beatrice held a post-doctoral…

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Infographic – The Rise of Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

By | AR Infographic, Touchstone VR

Augmented Reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, AR uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it. Google Glass is a well-known example of Augmented Reality smart glasses – aside from these, there are currently 42 AR smart glasses on…

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augmented reality fashion show

Infographic – Augmented Reality Enters the Fashion World

By | AR Infographic, Touchstone VR

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.On the spectrum between virtual reality, which creates immersive, computer-generated environments, and the real world, augmented reality is closer to the real world.  Last month’s Fashion Week brought…

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Infographic – Opportunities for Brands with Immersive Technologies

By | Touchstone VR, VR Infographic

Immersive technology refers to technology that blurs the line between the physical world and the digital or simulated world, thereby creating a sense of immersion. This includes using hardware to simulate one or more of the five senses to create perceptually-real sensations. (I.e. From using VR headsets for visuals to implementing artificial smells and tastes.) In a survey of over…

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Infographic – The Reality of Virtual Reality

By | Touchstone VR, VR Infographic

Virtual Reality is expected to be a $25 billion industry by 2021. The VR industry is primarily comprised of gaming and hardware, but is also prevalent in film, theme parks, and niche markets, as well. VR has been breaking barriers across a wide variety of industries, including news, advertising, real estate, customer service, space training, product design, and more. As…

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