[Term of the Day]:Spatial Computing

[Term of the Day]:Spatial Computing

Term of the Day 

Spatial Computing 


Definition — What is Spatial Computing? 

The term Spatial Computing is a technology that offers us an immersive experience by allowing users to perceive digital content in 3D, as though the items were real and right in front of them. As opposed to traditional computing, which is carried out behind a 2D screen. Spatial computing uses digital technology to make computers interact seamlessly in a three-dimensional world using augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR). It also involves artificial intelligence (AI), camera sensors, and computer vision components that work together to track environments, people, and objects. With spatial computing, various kinds of digital content, from blueprints to documents and models, become tangible things that we can interact with using AR or VR headsets. Although spatial computing is still in its infancy, anyone can experience it using an AR Head-Mounted Display or a smartphone.

Here are some Industrial examples:

Spatial computing used in medical surgery, where the image gained from a test can be superimposed accurately on a patient’s body, is another beneficial use of this technology.

Spatial computing in the automotive industry, companies like Ford are already leveraging Gravity sketch to create detailed 3D models of automobiles with the help of augmented reality and spatial computing.

Technology will continue to evolve, and further improvements to spatial computing will significantly impact our lives. According to Zion Market Research’s report, the global spatial computing market, which was estimated at $25.42 billion in 2021, is likely to see a  CAGR of nearly 54% to $236.41 billion by 2028.