Spatial computing is the next emerging technology that connects the digital and physical worlds. This concept digitally catalogues physical objects. All sensors and the devices that control the objects are internet-enabled. Then, a digital map of the physical area is merged with the object map. With spatial computer mapping, the movement of objects can be tracked and controlled as someone moves through the area in real-time.

This new technology is being heavily invested in by major tech companies and could be adopted by many industries. Spatial computing can be used in location-based tracking for factories, robotics, and the fast-food industry to enhance workflows. It can make homes more accessible, allowing people to live more independently. The technology would also benefit the medical industry’s ability to respond to emergencies and treat patients.