Until today, I told myself that Virtual Reality was only for watching videos and for first-person shooter (FPS) video games. It turns out I was wrong.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) as well as Mixed Reality (MR) are increasingly used in the corporate settings to solve complicated problems quickly and efficiently.

Is Your Company Ready to Use Virtual Reality & Mixed Reality

VR – Virtual Reality for Design and Construction:

The Ford Motor Company was one of the first to use virtual reality (VR) for the design of their cars using Oculus Rift.

SOURCE: Ford implements Oculus Rift VR headsets to evaluate vehicle interiors and exteriors 

Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR), designers and engineers at Ford can now use reasonably priced technology solutions that would have been prohibitive in the past. Ford benefits from the use of virtual technology in terms of cost, time, and quality.

MR – Mixed reality in the modern workplace:

SOURCE: Microsoft HoloLens: Mixed Reality in the Modern Workplace

Definition of mixed reality

Mixed Reality is a term used to designate devices for viewing 3D content using a dedicated headset.

What can mixed reality (MR) offer businesses?

Through a series of finger and hand gestures, a mixed reality headset allows users to navigate in real space. The position of the user is also taken into account and is calculated in real time. Thanks to the headset, the user can physically interact with the elements in 3D.

Do you use the ‘Hololens’ mixed reality headset in your company?

Hololens – a mixed reality headset invented by Microsoft – is an amazing tool for project development

No matter what industry you are in, the mixed-reality headset is designed to help businesses build scalable 3D layouts. Thanks to this emerging technology, different teams can interact using the same model and test different solutions. In doing so, the company will benefit by saving valuable time and allowing its employees who use this technology to be encouraged to explore their ideas and concepts.

Mixed reality in the medical sector?

According to CAE’s Global Head of Training in Civil Aviation, Defense, Safety and Health, The Vimedix AR Ultrasound Simulator has emerged with the introduction of the Microsoft Hololens Mixed Reality Headset. It is now possible for students to enhance and rotate anatomically realistic parts of the body for training purposes instead of using physical corpses.

Workstations for VR / AR and MR technologies?

Form optimal graphics performance and superior quality output, I recommend the use of the Workstation KRONOS 840-G4 created by CIARA, a Hypertec brand.

The KRONOS workstation can be configured with up to 256 GB RAM, up to 18 Cores, up to 3 GPU cards, and Intel’s® latest Core i9 processor with up to 4.6 GHz. 


Virtual reality headsets are more than just for video games.  There are practical and productive applications in many business verticals. Expect to see more and more uses for AR and VR headsets in 2019.

For guidance in selecting the best high-performance workstation for your AR and VR needs, contact a Hypertec representative.

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