A recent study by Microsoft Research, in collaboration with a University of Texas at Austin research team, suggests that virtual reality could be a way for employees to interact with each other in real life.
The team used a prototype virtual reality headset, which is able to “see” and “see-through” objects.
It then “sensors” and displays objects by sensing them through the virtual environment.
“When a person sees an object they want to interact or is looking for, they feel a little bit of a buzz,” Microsoft Research research scientist Michael Binder told TechCrunch.
“This is the first time we’ve ever seen this.”
A Microsoft Research prototype of a virtual reality VR headset.
source Tech Crunch via Microsoft Research It’s not just virtual reality headsets that can detect objects in the virtual world, the researchers said.
The researchers used a “mesh” of cameras, sensors and a pair of speakers to detect objects that could have been in the same room as a person.
A virtual reality viewer was then used to show the viewer a series of images from the virtual room.
When the person looked in the opposite direction, they felt a slight buzz, the team said.
“We found that people were more comfortable in virtual spaces, but not by much,” said Binder.
“They didn’t feel like they were really seeing anything.”
The team then used a different type of virtual reality device called a VR-headset to show people the objects that were actually in the room.
They found that those who used a VR headset were more likely to feel “lonely” and bored than those who were wearing a traditional headset.
But the headset was not able to tell people apart, and they had trouble finding an object.
“The idea is to make people feel like there are others in the space, and that makes people more social,” said Microsoft Research researcher David J. Bittner.
“But that is not the way the brain is wired, and the brains of people who have had brain injuries, for example, have not been able to process it.”
Binder and his team are working on more research, and said they plan to extend the project to other types of VR headsets, as well as to other industries.
Binder is a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston, and he is currently working on another research project.
“These are interesting results that point to a potential new way to communicate in the future,” said Andrew McAfee, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Graduate School of Business at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.”
Microsoft is currently building a prototype of this headset that uses multiple cameras and sensors to make it more like a human eye.”
The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.