VR enables immersive 3D data analysis
Work & Lifestyle
This startup connects employees via teleconference for an immersive, VR data analysis experience.
Finding ways to make the best use out of large amounts of data is a task faced by most workplaces everyday. In Paris, a set of hospitals is working to reduce hospital waiting times by using machine learning to predict admissions rates. This allows staff across the city to prepare resources in advance in the locations needing them most. In academia, dedicated research spaces collect and analyze global results, enabling scientists to more quickly test ideas, make unforeseen connections, and possibly most importantly, avoid wasting time by duplicating efforts.
For individual organisations, getting teams together to go over figures can often be problematic. Virtualitics aims to change that through its VR data analysis program. Rather than reading numbers on a page, the Virtualitics system brings the information to life. Data is rendered in three dimensions, and the company’s teleconference spaces allow employees anywhere in the world to attend the meeting and share the same information.
As humans acquire most information visually, the Virtualitics system hopes to reveal insights that could easily be missed when looking at flat data. The team behind the program says that the intersection of data is often where the most interesting and important information lies, yet is especially difficult to render in only two dimensions. The fully customisable system allows for appropriate levels of detail to be shown to different teams, and crucially, the program does not rely on expensive headsets. The experience can be accessed via desktop and mobile, making it easy and inexpensive to gain the insight remotely. The company is focusing development on increasing the depth of the AI analysis, and thus insights, the system can provide.
This innovation has also been featured in the report ‘The Future of Immersive Content’, which was inspired by recent research conducted by our partner Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. Download the full report here.
21st March 2018