Last week, Simlab IT’s CEO Robert Taylor had the opportunity, along with the rest of his team, to take a free online course in collaboration with the Digital District in order to provide solutions to this new situation that has generated the Covid-19 crisis..
In order to show how virtual reality can be an answer to solve work, classes or help decongest the medical industry of the future, more than 50 attendees gathered “virtually” at the Digital District’s servers to participate and attend this webinar.
Virtual reality increases the feeling of encounter and interactivity in meetings and social relations at a distance. In addition, it may be one of the technologies that can best help overcome the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus.
At Simlab IT, which specialises in virtual and augmented reality solutions, we have set ourselves the goal of holding courses and events to publicise these technological solutions. In fact, they focus on questions about how it can affect employment, all your job possibilities, training, and even the medical industry.
In this sense, in the medical industry, companies cannot meet clients and staff in person. That’s why they are committed to finding new digital solutions and in this sense, in the course we were able to show the system that we have created online to enable the health care industry. As well as finding ways to provide the care that the population requires at this time.
Instead of video tours, we are offering professionals the opportunity to create complete virtual environments in virtual reality so they can continue to have in-person meetings. This can be approached both by teachers who wish to continue training in a non face-to-face manner and by doctors and health professionals who wish to continue to practice their profession in the most agile, comfortable and, above all, safe manner possible. “The virtual reality environments that we can generate will enable medical care, training and distance learning.
Virtual reality can increase its attractiveness due to its capacity to provide immersive experiences and generate “face-to-face” meeting places, respecting the rules of social distancing that will probably be maintained to a greater or lesser extent in the future. months and even recurrently in the coming years. And from now on, virtual meetings may increasingly replace at least part of physical meetings to reduce overcrowding, travel, and also help combat climate change.
Applied to education and teleworking, virtual reality can bring about changes that favour demographic distribution and alleviate congestion in cities and hinder the spread of future epidemics.
Virtual meetings: between video conferencing and face-to-face meetings
With the closure of business and public spaces, in recent weeks many people have been forced to hold their meetings, gatherings and even conferences and courses through video conferencing. For this reason, at Simlab IT we are aware of the importance of these webinars for training users and professionals in different fields.
Thus, in one of the last training sessions, they showed that “face to face” meetings with avatars are possible. The physical presence is replaced by an avatar or a virtual version of each participant, often recreated in 3D and that can move with total freedom in a virtual environment, allowing high levels of interaction, non-verbal communication and immersion capability. In this way, the virtual or digital versions, the avatars of all participants, are in a common space where “everyone can interact, look at each other, gesture and better perceive each other’s non-verbal language”.
The main difference between a video call and a virtual meeting is in what we understand as “presence”. Even at a distance, virtual reality has the ability to turn a remote meeting into a face-to-face one because it creates in the participants the feeling of being in a common place with other people.
As virtual reality approaches and becomes more accessible to all audiences, companies not only see this technology as an entertainment mechanism, but also begin to develop applications to revolutionize jobs and the way we work.
The European Union predicts that by 2020 there will be a shortage of some 500,000 ICT-related workers and among these workers virtual reality is one of the jobs with the highest market demand. With all the advances and technology, the virtual reality market has grown by almost 95% since 2018, but it is expected to continue growing annually at up to 99%. Therefore, not only will the market increase but also the number of workers in the VR sector.
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