10 most read of 2020 - how virtual, augmented and mixed reality rose to the challenge in a difficult year

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Here are VRWorldTech’s most read articles of 2020, so you can see a glimpse of how virtual, augmented and mixed reality rose to the challenge in a difficult year

What a striking year 2020 was—for the world, but also for the rise of immersive technology and the importance of virtual, augmented and mixed reality to enterprise.

Last year was filled with stories of the ‘new normal’ and tales of digital transformation, alongside an ongoing and severe health crisis. Businesses were forced to react to the pandemic to continue operating, and many turned to immersive technology.

Here are VRWorldTech’s most read articles of 2020, so you can see a glimpse of how virtual, augmented and mixed reality rose to the challenge.

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Fidelity Investments conducts VR training pilot with more than 140 employees

Global financial services firm Fidelity Investments is pressing ahead with research into the effectiveness of training in virtual reality after a successful pilot programme involving more than 140 employees


9

Unity MARS solves three big challenges for AR creators

Unity MARS was available on a free 45-day trial. But with an ongoing subscription cost of $50 per month, what problems does the new tool solve for augmented reality creators?


8

Torch AR app is no more as Google acquires North

Focals maker North joins Google—and now the Torch AR app is no more. Augmented reality is growing, but not without some pains


7

Prada is the latest luxury fashion brand to embrace immersive tech

Luxury fashion brands are slowly but surely embracing immersive technology as a new way of interacting with consumers, as Prada, Burberry and Broni&Bo demonstrate


6

HoloSite maker XYZ Reality eyes US and Asia expansion

The startup, co-founded in 2017 by builder and architect David Mitchell, received funding from Amadeus Capital Partners and Hoxton Ventures, as well as Adara Ventures and J Coffey Construction


5

Microsoft HoloLens helps healthcare professionals dealing with Covid-19

Staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are wearing HoloLens as they work in some of London’s busiest hospitals


4

VictoryXR Academy brings learning to life

VictoryXR opened the doors of its Engage-based virtual reality academy for public tours, giving educators the opportunity to find out more about the possibilities of immersive education and experience it for themselves


3

Oculus Quest becoming go-to headset for VR training

Oculus Quest and other standalone headsets are becoming more compelling for hard and soft skills training in virtual reality


2

US Army mixed reality headset to enter the field in 2021

The $479 million mixed reality headset being developed for US Army soldiers will enter the field in 2021. More than 20,000 hours of testing have already been completed


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HP Reverb G2: a VR headset for every user

The HP Reverb G2 VR headset is arriving at a time when the worlds of work and play are increasingly blending and merging. Joanna Popper of HP explains why the new headset will create the best possible immersive experience for every user


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