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Infographic – Opportunities for Brands with Immersive Technologies

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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 – Immersive Learning in Corporate Training

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In the late 1800’s, Herman Ebbingaus developed the Forgetting Curve Concept, which states that a person forgets 90% of training course content after one month. Learning can be harder than ever today, whether it is in a classroom setting, taking online classes, or even training in the workplace. Employees report that they can only dedicate 1% of their work to…

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Infographic – AR’s Impact on Online Shopping

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In the last year, American consumers returned $360 billion worth of merchandise that was purchased online. Nearly a quarter of consumers returned these items for looking different in person than it looked online. With the help of Augmented Reality, this high return rate is expected to decrease. 61% of shoppers prefer to shop at stores that offer Augmented Reality for…

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Infographic – 360 Video versus Virtual Reality

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360 video are a new feature that more and more companies are beginning to implement. While similar to Virtual Reality, there are still many key differences which set the two technologies apart. 360 videos allow users to view an experience in a 360 degree environment; and though its immersive, users are not able to move around within the 360 environment like…

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Infographic – Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

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With both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality growing in popularity, it is important to understand the difference between the two. Augmented Reality blends virtual reality with real life, putting virtual items into real worlds. AR consists of 25% virtual and 75% real environments, making it only partially immersive. Users are able to still be in touch with reality, while at…

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Infographic – The History and Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not immerse its user into a new environment; it enhances one’s reality by overlaying digital information onto things being viewed on a digital device. Though AR is rising in popularity in 2016, variations of it have been around since 1957 with Mortin Helig’s Sensorama machine as one such example. In 1999, the ARToolKit was…

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Infographic – History of Augmented Reality

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Though there has not been much discussion of Augmented Reality until recently, AR has actually been around since 1968; which is when the first head-mounted display was developed. Since then, advances in technology have allowed AR to be implemented in a variety of industries; such as the Air Force in 1992, which allowed military personnel to virtually control and guide…

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Infographic – Augmented Reality’s Success in Marketing

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Augmented Reality enhances one’s real world perspective, different than Virtual Reality which immerses the user in a completely different realm. AR can overlay text onto store items and tourist attractions, which provides added insights about the product or attraction at hand. AR is a highly valuable resource for marketers; it allows consumers to interact in both the digital and physical…

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Infographic – Learning in a Virtual World

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The way students are learning today has greatly evolved from the days of a chalkboards, pencils and pens. Today, schools are introducing more interactive ways of learning with the use of Smartboards and iPads in the classroom to better engage students. Virtual Reality could be the next step in bringing technology into the classroom, or bringing the classroom to you. …

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