The concept of teleworking, which was first established in the 1970s in the USA, has become one of the most important current issues in the media in recent weeks.

In view of the evolution of the coronavirus, the number of companies that are taking a step forward to implement teleworking and thus avoid a possible contagion of their employees continues growing.

This is a difficult situation, since we are facing a health, economic and social crisis, but it is also an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that remote work is a viable alternative, just as productive as face-to-face work. 

At this time, technology is becoming an ideal tool for improving communication between work teams and also between teachers and students. Specifically, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can greatly facilitate the work of companies as well as universities. While VR uses smart glasses to immerse the user in a computer-generated environment, with a sense of total presence, AR technology overlays digital layers (such as text, graphic elements or video) on the real environment. 

What are the benefits of immersive technologies?

1. They allow remote education.  Teachers and students can connect to the same virtual space without having to move.

2. Carry out meetings remotely. Virtual reality allows participants to interact with their colleagues natively through virtual avatars.

3. Improve the maintenance and repair of industrial machinery. Through mixed reality (MR), the operator can be guided by the technical service expert in the resolution of incidents, without the need for the expert to travel. 

Innorooms VR: Cómo hacer reuniones colaborativas o clases en línea de forma inmersiva

Innorooms VR is a virtual reality tool that allows several people to gather in the same virtual space, specially oriented to training and education. It allows to share experiences and knowledge with others, even if they are miles away.

 

 

It makes it possible to hold meetings or courses online with the interactivity of doing so face-to-face, that is, in virtual work spaces where it is possible to collaborate and achieve real interaction between teachers and students or between work teams.

This platform turns the conventional classroom into a VR environment in which the teacher is also the administrator of the room, to which the students connect, being able to access the virtual workspace from anywhere in the world.

addition, this immersive VR platform is very useful for conducting collaborative meetings in an agile way. A remote work tool that allows better organization, creation and sharing of ideas between creative teams. In it, you can create 3D drawings, generate post-its using your voice or use whiteboard to make annotations on it.

Innoassist AR: How to solve technical incidents of machinery remotely.

Innoassist AR is a system that allows remote communication between the operator, who has detected the incident, and the supervisor, or person responsible for the technical service, so that the supervisor can guide him in the tasks of solving the incidents. The software maintains a live and remote communication that can be completed with images and extra content that will be shown with Augmented Reality on the real vision of the operator facilitating the required tasks.

The experts will be able to visualize live the operator’s incident from different multiplatform devices (mobile, web and smart glasses) and also have the option to record the complete session (both video and audio or chats) and make captures of a specific incident to be able to consult it later.

In this way, it is possible to transport all the technical knowledge from anywhere in the world when support is required to carry out maintenance, repair or installation tasks.