21 October, 2019

Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience where information (sound, text etc.) and virtual computer-generated objects are combined with the real-world environment. In essence, components of the digital world blend into people’s perception of the real world through the integration of immersive experiences, which are perceived as natural parts of the real world. By using smart AR glasses the immersive experience is achieved by projection of virtual objects in front of the eyes.

The primary value of augmented reality is that it brings components of the digital world into a person’s perception of the real world.

Benefits of AR in enterprises include:

  • Knowledge sharing and cooperation

  • Reduce working time and mistakes

  • Education and training

  • Performance analytics

  • Object visualization and prototyping

Using AR, digital information is overlaid onto the real world to provide guidance in assembling a multi-part component or in gathering items to assemble a device or bill-of-material. The result is a more efficient and productive process that frees the technician’s hand to stay on task while keeping assembly and sorting instructions directly within view at all times.

AR can assure product quality by comparing digital images with the physical product. This process enables higher accuracy, faster checking, and thereby lower operation costs and faster delivery to market.

AR applications indicate the source or location of damage or needed maintenance without the need for technical manuals and specialised documentation. The applications also provide hands-free, step-by-step instruction on how to perform maintenance procedures or fix damaged parts.

AR aids designers by replacing electronic files, emailed drawings, or countless shared server files with a means of visually communicating a design, from the developer’s point of view. This way of communicating enables faster iteration and a more intuitive design process that can bring physically separated teams virtually together.

AR-powered real-time visual assistance guides non-experts on how to assemble or troubleshoot a technical issue by displaying instructions and annotating a visual communication channel.

AR assist workers by identifying the correct location of and placement for goods, components, and products during the loading and picking process, whether in a storage facility or in a vehicle that transports these items for shipment.