Imagine attending a meeting with your team at work without leaving your desk chair. Wait, no imagining required with Vive Sync from HTC. Strap on the Vive Eye Pro headset, and you’re at the meeting. The Vive Eye Pro controls VR through eye tracking. Vive Sync enables a VR user space with shared documents, images, and presentations.
By the way, do you need to practice that presentation? Ovation from VRSpeaking allows you to give that presentation virtually, in front of an “audience.” The platform enables sharing the resulting video with colleagues. Ovation assigns a rating of your performance, in case your colleague doesn’t want to tell you what they really think.
SyncThink and Magic Leap jump into a partnership to assess and improve brain health. SyncThink, a neuro-technology company, will use Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform to apply AR (augmented reality) for immediate brain health and wellness assessments.
With almost 20% of seniors 65 and over reportedly skipping doctor visits, medications, and other health services due to restricted access of some sort, VR Health and AARP Innovation Labs launch a collaboration to keep senior health on track. Sensors and VR tech will allow a better, more comprehensive telehealth experience for both patient, family members, and physician.
While VR/AR/MR still focuses on gaming and entertainment, CES 2019 featured more companies developing VR technologies which help businesses stay a jump ahead of their competitors. And keep us healthier and happier longer.
Author: Kris Keppeler, writer for Crossing Genres on Medium.com, and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.