Addressing Challenges in Science: Augmented-Virtual Reality

By StartUp City | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Once a science fiction dream, AR and VR, have entered reality today. The idea of AR and VR are almost familiar to everyone in the present world. Till recent past, many considered these as just context of immersive video games. Now, this fun, all-too-real technology, is expanding into workplaces, changing jobs, and transforming how businesses operate. These hold high potential for science. In many medical universities, surgeons are trained with the help of VR headsets and many other devices; AR microscopes are used in detecting cancerous cells in real time, and AR sandbox is used to create 3D topographical models to learn deeply about earth contours.  Shortly, virtual and augmented reality will be an $80 million industry.

Springer Nature has organized the first ever mixed reality event, Hackathon at Microsoft Reactor that can take the crowd into a new life inside AR/VR applications using data visualization and mixed reality. Springer Nature provides access to millions of scientific data points through which all the data is connected to various APIs. The main motto behind organizing this is to solve real-world problems, visualizing data across health and humanitarian aid. This event gives the sense of where the world has reached now, and where it will be.

With the emergence of the fifth wave of computing, many technologies have been introduced. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, and virtual reality (ConfocalVR) have become mainstream that embraces the kids. VR applications have given a new dimension to science, allowing researches to share data, views, and ideologies as never before, and of course, these applications can emerge beyond analyzing morphological characters. VR new technologies can help readers interact with scholarly publishing in impactful and engaging ways.

The next Hackathon builds many VR experiments and takes more approach to visualize scientific data that is inspired by advanced mixed-reality automation. Competitive advantage and sustainability in future require relentless adaption. Augmented and virtual realities interchange workflows to many other processes.