What: Nreal, a Chinese hardware company, is launching a “light” AR headset that looks like a pair of sunglasses to support applications such as Spatial. Nreal connects to your smartphone and acts as a new form factor extension. The company is hopeful that the more lightweight headset will “speed up the adoption of remote work”.
So What: Nreal is just one of many VR/AR hardware companies that are seeing an increase in demand and funding as COVID-19 grounds the workforce. As money is pouring into the hardware industry, the headsets themselves are becoming cheaper and more commercially available on the market.
This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab