Augmented reality – Collaborate from Anywhere

The consistently advancing technologies are consistently raising the bar on meeting productivity in terms of business communication. From the past few years, virtual reality and augmented reality has entered the realm of enterprises. As immersive technology has opened gateway to new ways of doing business, augmented reality has created a path to redefine the meaning of “meeting” on its own.

Spatial is taking the screen sharing apps and core video functionalities to next levels. The idea is to take the mechanics of these apps and a web-based conferencing and map it into three dimensions. With this three-dimensional representation with our physical world, Spatial will connect people at different locations and offer them a workable avatar. This is particularly true when communicating with people external to their organization.

Although VR can be a more cost-efficient and productive solution to bringing people to one conference room, its limited FOV will leave you blind to everything else in your surroundings. It’ll become a lot of hassle to scan your surroundings in virtual reality in order to pick up content or virtual avatars when any other participant enters.

Spatial, on the other hand, utilizes your surroundings in a way that allows you to turn your single-screened laptops into devices with multiple displays with 3-D data representation. It appears to be a good fit for business communication, here’s why. Document manipulation is one app that Spatial excels in and allows you to rearrange your content along the surfaces of a room, in such a way that can be shared and manipulated by various participants.

In comparison to existing 2D tools of conferencing, Spatial offers a more engaging and interactive means of collaborating. The only thing that stands uncertain is that it’s unclear how it will translate into a productive edge for the enterprises. That said, augmented reality has unlocked new ways of visualizing data – mind maps or three-dimensional branching processes – on flat screens of today’s devices. But with time and new developments in business apps, Spatial is expected to grow stronger among a wider group of enterprise team members.