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August 17, 2017 |

Virtual Reality has Strong Interest from U.S. Businesses

Virtual Reality (VR) is often viewed through the lens of consumer-driven gaming, but in a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies across nine vertical markets, ABI Research finds that while only 4% of respondents have VR in operation, 85% are at least in the stages of early investigation. In fact, of the 13 technologies highlighted in the survey, VR fell roughly in the middle of the pack, ahead of other innovative technologies like AI and indoor location.

Virtual Reality (VR) is often viewed through the lens of consumer-driven gaming, but in a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies across nine vertical markets, ABI Research finds that while only 4% of respondents have VR in operation, 85% are at least in the stages of early investigation. In fact, of the 13 technologies highlighted in the survey, VR fell roughly in the middle of the pack, ahead of other innovative technologies like AI and indoor location.

“Despite VR being a new technology, with some setbacks already evident, the survey yielded some surprisingly positive results for VR in enterprise and commercials spaces,” says Michael Inouye, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. “The B2B market will take longer to develop than the consumer space, but its expansion, at least in the U.S., could occur at a faster rate than we had previously estimated.” †

The findings show that the verticals with the most VR activity or interest, are healthcare, retail, automotive/transportation, and consumer packaged goods. Training, testing, and marketing are all early target functions for VR along with vertical specific applications like treatments/therapies for anxiety conditions in medicine or virtual showrooms in retail.

Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP at ABI Research, concluded “For any application that benefits from deeply immersive experiences, VR is often a natural fit.† We’re starting to see some early experimentation where VR will expand its horizons. The combination of a VR headset with a camera pass-through for merged reality experience, in particular, will open it up to a much wider range of applications. We still expect the consumer segment of the VR market to hold the largest revenue share over the next five years, but eventually, we anticipate the B2B opportunity will overtake the consumer space, especially if VR and related technologies do become the next compute platform.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s†Industry Survey: Transformative Technology Adoption and Attitudes – Virtual Reality report. This report is part of the company’s†Video, VR & OTT†research service, which includes research, data, and analyst insights.


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