Jon Marsh, Christian Heath, Mike Fraser, Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh
An increasing number and variety of organizations are finding innovative uses for virtual reality (VR), uses that encompass such fields as design, engineering, and medicine. Indeed, in future years, virtual scenes could well become everyday "workplaces" for remote colleagues. For example, an architect could remotely guide clients around a virtual building design, or doctors could remotely discuss surgical techniques over a virtual body. However, most technologies to support real-time, distributed collaborative work have not yet proved to provide satisfactory domains for remote working. It has been argued that this weakness derives from the inability of systems to assist individuals…
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