Virtual Reality as a Remote Workspace Platform: Opportunities and Challenges

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PubDate: August 2020

Teams: Georgia Institute of Technology

Writers: Nadia Fereydooni Bruce N. Walker

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Abstract

Millions of people all around the world are participating in an unprecedented experiment of working from home due the Covid-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that Working from Home (WFH) brings many benefits to the workers, including flexibility of hours and less commute. The problems associated with this working style include distractions, and lack of appropriate space and work-life separation. Through surveying the literature in this paper, we show that virtual reality (VR) has the capability to amplify benefits associated with WFH and assist workers in tackling its challenges. We then discuss some of the challenges that need to be considered and tackled to effectively work in virtual environments at home.

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