Unleashing New Realities: How Spatial Computing is Transforming Work and Play
The rise of spatial computing, as demonstrated by Lumus, is drastically changing our everyday experiences, with the AR/VR B2C industry predicted to reach $31.12 billion by 2023 and soar to $52.05 billion by 2027. Spatial computing spans a wide spectrum from actual reality to virtual reality, including augmented and mixed realities. Notably, Augmedics and XREAL air are AR innovations that enhance our perception of the real world by adding contextual digital information. Lumus’ Z-Lens smart glasses merge AR functionality with vision prescriptions, providing a slim, strapless, and aesthetically pleasing design. Mixed Reality, exemplified by Apple Vision Pro, adds interactive digital components to our physical world. As spatial computing technology grows, its size shrinks, promising more compact devices.
The implications are immense for work, play, and education. In the workplace, spatial computing enables holographic calls and more efficient project development. At play, consumers can enjoy games in the metaverse, augmented fashion, and spatial sound for a more immersive experience. In education, spatial computing offers enhanced interactive learning, virtual field trips, and effortless note-taking. With the adoption of near-to-eye displays, traditional smartphones are becoming less relevant. In 2023, global smartphone sales dropped by 14%, while AR glasses sales surged by 45%, primarily due to Waveguide technology, especially the energy-efficient and brighter reflective waveguides.
Spatial computing is ushering in a new era of digital transformation that will profoundly change how humans interact both online and offline.