XR (Extended Reality) is an umbrella term for a variety of immersive technologies, including VR (Virtual Reality), MR (Mixed Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality).
But what can XR do to help us towards an eco-friendly future?
1. Sustainability Awareness and Education
According to research,add link learning about the effects of climate change in an immersive, interactive space can lead people to feel compassion and be more willing to change their behaviours.
For enterprises, similar techniques can educate employees about workplace sustainability or allow customers to engage in a product’s sustainability journey.
XR allows users to connect with nature more empathetically, ultimately influencing their behaviours towards climate change.
2. Work Environments
The most obvious benefit of XR virtual collaboration tools is the reduction of employee travel, one of the most significant contributors to corporation carbon emissions today. These tools help limit carbon emissions and unnecessary waste.
Many of these tools can make interactions feel like face-to-face reactions despite being miles apart. Improving focus, loneliness and communication of employees, thus improving productivity.
3. Product Design and Innovation
The traditional design process typically involves physical prototypes with unreliable lead times. XR tools can remove the necessity of manufacturing prototypes for minor changes, allowing testing of the product components before manufacturing occurs. Thus reducing costs and waste associated with this traditional method of design, ultimately supporting sustainability goals.
4. Learning and Training
XR technology has many benefits to businesses seeking to train employees. These tools enable organisations to train more people faster and cost-effectively in a controlled environment. Traditionally, when there are large amounts of people to be trained across multiple locations, they have to travel to a location to receive training.
In today’s world, with these tools, this training can be carried out remotely, which lowers the carbon emissions associated with travel and the time travelling to locations.
In today’s world, there is pressure on enterprises to reduce their carbon footprint. Fortunately, XR can help us towards an eco-friendly future.