Fidelity Labs Built a Virtual Reality App for Human Resources Managers

Virtual reality may be predominantly viewed as a new and immersive way to fly spaceships in digitally rendered galaxies or watch movies in 360 degrees. For Fidelity Investments, however, the cutting-edge tech is more than just a new source of amusement—it’s a potential new way for people to interact with their money.

The financial service giant’s research arm, Fidelity Labs, said Tuesday that it built a new business app designed for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Essentially, the app is a prototype for what it believes could be a simpler way for human resources managers to keep track of employees and their retirement plans.

The VR app is part of Fidelity’s slow-and-steady foray into virtual reality, which kicked off in 2014 when the company built an app for investors to keep track of their portfolios.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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