Efficiency is the Game
The mixing of the physical world with a digital information layer is opening up a new set of products. Ultimately AR will dramatically change processes within the enterprise. Imagine the efficiency when machinery can proactively order replacement parts. Down time is kept at a minimum. Training takes on a much different time and cost structure when a person can walk up to a machine, view how it works and understand how to fix it just when they need to know. Training manuals will be layered visual and sound information.
Who’s leading the pack?
PTC with Vuforia is known as the leader but they are quickly being followed by Apple’s Metaio, which had the second largest market share of AR after Vuforia. Google recently invested in Magic Leap and, Microsoft announced Hololens. The big guys are getting in because this is going to be the way of the future of manufacturing.
While there are plenty of companies building special head set equipment to use AR and Virtual reality, turns out we can use our phones and tablets very efficiently to use AR now. Tablets are leading the way for the first implementations in manufacturing including ship building and other industrial areas.
The Innovation Scout will help you understand how augmented reality will change your business. We will connect you to the best startups leading in augmented reality and help you to implement programs to take advantage of AR before you miss the revolution.