Author Archives: E.A.A. Kuipers

Unlocking the Future of Healthcare: AI-Enhanced XR Comes to Life

header mixed reality

At Fectar, we’re passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with technology. Today, we’re thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking advancement that combines the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Extended Reality (XR) to transform the healthcare experience: an interactive 3D General Practitioner, powered by AI. Imagine having a virtual doctor at your fingertips, […]

Fundamentals Workshop: How to get started in VR and AR – get a grasp on what’s needed

VR workshop

The opportunity awaits: extended reality (XR) technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have opened a new frontier for businesses. These technologies continue to grow in popularity and demonstrate compelling use cases, so extended reality (XR) will experience significant growth in the coming decades. This creates new opportunities for businesses to distinguish themselves […]

VR in education: examples for classroom use

VR in Classroom

Earlier this year, Reddam House School in the UK, made the headlines by launching its metaverse school, with numerous classes taught in virtual reality (VR) classrooms.  While some may have been surprised by this advancement, the benefits of VR in education and training are well-known; it improves learning speed, quality of retention, and improves confidence […]

Introducing the new Apple Vision Pro and what means for the XR world

Apple Vision Pro blog header

The Apple Vision Pro is the biggest new product concept to be launched by Apple for many years. As a relative latecomer on the extended reality (XR) scene, it’s already creating quite a stir. The announcement of this innovation from Apple has polarized the XR and technology communities. While many evangelize about the possibilities, some […]

How to reduce costs of training in the manufacturing industry

Reduce cost in manufacturing

Time-consuming, expensive, and frequently uninspiring; there must be a better way to upskill and onboard employees… And there is.  Immersive learning can massively boost training efficiency and skill retention in the manufacturing industry. In this article, we’re going to see how you can rapidly build your own immersive virtual training platform, and how this can […]

5 use cases: how virtual reality (VR) in manufacturing delivers real results

Virtual reality manufacturing

Manufacturers simultaneously have one of the most demanding and essential roles. Factories are where value is created – and there’s a lot of working capital needed to keep everything running smoothly and profitably. From the costs of leasing factory space and machinery to high overheads from energy prices, personnel, and material costs – it all […]

What is Extended Reality (XR)?

What is extended reality?

New technologies present both a great opportunity and an eternal dilemma for businesses: should they race to adopt new tech, or hold back and wait until others have already found the best, proven ways of using it? Today, extended reality (XR) is one of those new technologies. You can’t go far without hearing about how […]

Maximizing the ROI of your Digital Twin

How do you maximize your returns in the Digital Twin world? The answer lies in the ubiquitous availability of your 3D assets and creating more moments of use. 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 With Fectar, your content is not just created, but made available on multiple devices in one go, including VR headsets […]

AR solutions with endless possibilities

Augmented reality (AR) is popping up everywhere these days – and it’s not surprising. Modern smartphones roll off the production line already equipped with the necessary technology for experiencing AR, and dedicated AR glasses and other tech are getting cheaper and better. Seeing so many businesses and other organizations using AR to engage with the […]

What is the metaverse?

What is the metaverse

The metaverse first emerged as a science fiction concept: an immersive fictional world where people could live a ‘second life’, complete with 3D virtual real estate, virtual objects, and virtual jobs. If you ask people ‘what is the metaverse’, they’ll probably describe something like this fictional concept. However, this concept is only scarcely related to […]