How Does It Work?

Augmented reality starts with a smartphone, tablet, or smart glasses for a hands-free experience. The equipment must have the appropriate camera or cameras to gather pertinent information. Once the equipment is loaded with AR software, recognizing markers, shapes, and QR codes is activated. Allowing the equipment to project the corresponding holographic images through its lens, making it appears to be in front of you, gaining the ability to access vital and relevant information such as three-dimensional diagrams, work instructions, and step-by-step instructions.

Augmented Reality in Action

Augmented Reality represents the new frontier for support, training, and engagement. It can provide real-time instructions over the physical equipment by projecting digital elements, sound, and graphics to assist in procedures, complex operations, and troubleshooting.

Augmented reality integration with the Internet of Things (IoT) provides access to equipment information like pressure, operational status, and history of maintenance performed in the equipment. Allowing support personnel, the ability to inspect and quickly understand the condition of the equipment for faster actionable items and decision making.

The Next Frontier in Training

Augmented Reality (AR) training makes knowledge transfer more efficient by providing the relevant information over the physical object allowing faster familiarization of its components and hand-eye coordination, providing higher intake of information, greater engagement, and retention.

There are several types of Augmented Reality, from Rudimentary to Optimized. It’s critical to underhand what each type means for the development cost of your project and the end-user experience.
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Types Of Solutions

Projection-based AR

as the name clearly says, this type of AR projects digital images on a physical object in the physical space. It may be interactive or not. For example, a non-interactive AR can position the equipment in a particular area. In contrast, an interactive AR opens the three-dimensional model and provides the instructions on who to operate.

Recognition-based AR

can recognize QR codes or markers facilitating relevant images and information for that specific physical object. For example, a recognition-based AR can identify a centrifugal centrifuge as you point to the camera and provide detailed instructions and data on how to set up your samples.

Location-based AR

Location AR uses the smart device location detection features. Accessing the device GPS, compass, and accelerometer give you relevant data and information about what you’re looking through the screen.

Outlining AR

This uses object-based recognition by identifying a particular geometrical shape such as a specific equipment part and then projecting a digital twin over it.

Superimposed-based AR

Also uses object recognition to project a digital twin or part of an augmented view. For example, allowing to supper imposed the internal working of the equipment or overlaying an x-ray of a broken bone over a patient’s leg.

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We can help you build internal skills and core competencies with the latest augmented reality solutions. Augmented reality technology also increases equipment reliability and preserves investment in existing gear. Contact us for a free consultation on your specific project needs.

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