Lowe’s introduces Holoroom How To, an on-demand virtual reality skills clinic and the latest iteration of Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ Holoroom experience.

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Holoroom How-To is a VR Skills Clinic

The new simulated experience explores the relationship between virtual reality technology and engagement and retention in learning. Lowe’s is the first retailer to apply AR and VR technology beyond design assistance to address the evolution of home improvement learning and skills.

The Holoroom How To experience provides a more effective training tool so customers can learn DIY on their own terms.

When users put on the virtual reality headset and hold the controller in each hand, they will be immersed in a DIY project – such as tiling a shower – and given step-by-step instructions to complete the task. From mixing the mortar to laying the pattern, the simulation walks the user through each step of the process.

Haptic feedback, such as feeling the vibration of a drill through the controller, adds to the life-like experience, without the waste or mess of testing a DIY project in the real world. Initial testing of the technology has not only proven an increase in recall, but also that training through VR using Holoroom How To boosts customer confidence and enhances motivation to take on DIY projects.

Source: Lowe’s Innovation Labs

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