Are Immersive Analytics and Embodied Cognition part of your future?

While we've touched on virtual and augmented reality trends previously on our blog, a recent workshop at the IEEE VR conference this year caught our attention and seemed relevant to our readers. The concept of Immersive Analytics leverages the advancements of VR headsets and increasingly higher resolution screens and projectors combined with smart sensors provide superior support for analytical reasoning, information visualization and real-world analytics tasks by immersing users within visual data to aid in decision making. But going beyond the new frontiers of visual data immersion, keynote presenter Chris North, explained new principles of embodied cognition that allow intelligence analysts to use physical body movements and their surrounding visual environment to amplify distributed cognition. 

Very exciting advances for those in scientific disciplines such as engineering, physics, chemistry and biology!