Federal Uses of Immersive Technology
Immersive technologies integrate elements of digital content and the physical environment to create new kinds of perception. Immersive technologies include augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, and spatial computing. Potential uses for immersive technologies include workplace collaboration, training, education, therapeutic treatments, and data analysis. Some federal agencies are using these technologies for data visualization and for workforce training, in addition to researching them for other uses. However, in general, there is not a comprehensive summary of the ways immersive technologies are used across the federal government. (1) Which federal civilian agencies have had programs or activities involving immersive technologies in the past 2 years, and for what purpose are the agencies using the technologies? (2) How, if at all, do federal civilian agencies plan to increase their programs or activities involving immersive technology over the next 5 years? (3) What benefits and challenges have federal agencies reported on the use and adoption of immersive technology?
Short title:
Federal Uses of Immersive Technology
Start date:
2023-02
End date:
2024-00
Project leader:
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
Country:
United States of America

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