Augmented reality in the specific industries: What is AR going to change? [Use case examples]
written by Pavol Luptak on March 18, 2020
Work processes in specific industries can be a very demanding task in terms of accuracy and precision. One of the tools that can optimize the process of achieving these high standards is augmented reality and smart glasses integration. It merges digital features into the physical world, providing new possibilities for the workers.
At Resco, we continue to build on this idea with Resco Inspections. Since last year, this solution is also available on the AR smartglasses from Microsoft. HoloLens is one of the most advanced devices in the field of augmented reality and now, you can harness its power with Resco Inspections.
The combination of innovative hardware with flexible software can be a cure for many pain points in challenging industry processes. Therefore, let’s take a look at several augmented reality enterprise use cases and explore their possibilities further:
Augmented reality for aircraft maintenance
Imagine a situation in an aircraft industry, where workers need to get through the maintenance of an airplane. Being thorough and consistent throughout the entire process is a necessity to achieve the required standards. The sheer size and complexity of the inspected object makes it challenging for the team to cooperate and proceed through the tasks synchronously.
Take a look at how Tagged Image feature in Resco Inspections works:
With Inspections and HoloLens integration, workers can precisely place interactive tags to the viewed scene and attach more details and context to what they see. Resco Inspections ensures consistency of the data across the whole team and empowers everyone with up-to-date information. Smart glasses also allow technicians to maintain focus and agility by smooth and non-invading integration of digital elements into their workflow.
Augmented reality in manufacturing training
As we have mentioned in the beginning, some of the industries are very demanding in terms of accuracy and precision. And manufacturing is exactly that kind of enterprise. The onboarding processes of new employees can be tedious and ineffective, mitigating the flexibility of production. But with the help of augmented reality, it can get smoother.
Once again Inspections Tagged Image feature can provide valuable insight to the newcomers about the manufacturing processes. Studying materials with interactive elements increases their learning curve rapidly.
Augmented reality in the construction industry
Property management is a specific part of the construction industry that can be a best fit for AR utilization. Inspections on HoloLens provide to inspectors, regulators, or service technicians various tools for increasing their productivity and optimizing their workflow.
They can get through the inspection and maintenance without the need to use paper and pen. Built-in forms and reports manageable by voice add a lot of flexibility to the process. And for employees it is also easy to view historical data to compare previous findings and provided services.
Augmented reality applications for warehouse logistics
Warehouse operations tend to be very busy and chaotic from an outside view. But supply chains depend on the effective work of this industry. A warehouse is often a place where constant innovation is needed.
Smartglasses can serve to warehouse employees during various tasks. Order allocation or inventory control are complex and time-consuming processes that can be optimized with augmented reality. Interactive tags can navigate workers to find the item easily or to pick up an order faster. By streamlining these workflows, industries can save a lot of valuable time.
Augmented reality in energy
The energy industry can also benefit from a combination of AR uses we have mentioned above. It allows maintenance technicians to enhance their field of view with valuable data. Digital information in the form of step-by-step instructions can provide them navigation during the repair of complex objects like wind turbines or oil rigs.
Smartglasses can also help technicians to scan and identify faulty components and eliminate machine downtime. And managers can get insights into the machine operation remotely.
Augmented reality is still not a standard in enterprise use but is quickly gaining traction. AR can help to train workers, streamline inspections, simplify maintenance processes, or provide a flexible way for reporting and managing workflows.
With Resco Inspections available also on Hololens, Resco offers another advanced possibility to experience these benefits and implement augmented reality into your business. If you want to learn more, take a closer look at our Resco Inspections here and take a look at how we prepare for Apple AR revolution.