What's Augmenting in Augmented Reality?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

With digitization the companies are integrating AR into their workframe which is not only providing several advantages to industry but also improving the efficiency of workers.

FREMONT, CA: Once forged as a futuristic concept for entertainment, the augmented reality (AR) in recent time has gained momentum in every industrial sector. What makes it astonishing is that during the time of VR development, the professionals had never foreseen this technology to affect the industrial functionality to this extent. However, the main question one needs to ask is why the industrial companies and enterprises are racing to adopt AR? By 2022, the actual AR sales will reach 70 million, and investment in AR will increase by 50 percent. The reason for this is digital transformation, with tech giants injecting more and more capital in research and development, it should not come as a surprise that AR hardware has matured to its tipping point. According to a report by PTC, most of the enterprises are planning to launch AR projects within the next year in order to elevate the functional efficiency and accelerate the pace of product development.

Industrial Applications of AR

Although information technology (IT) teams are utilizing the augmented remote assistance for providing support in resolving customer issues, unfortunately, a large part of the industry remains unaware of their applications. However, with the inception of digitization, AR assistance won’t remain untouched anymore.

Compared to traditional solutions, the applications of augmented reality assistance reach far beyond remote solution providers. Experts can remotely visualize the machinery malfunctions to provide a perfect fix to the solutions, thus elevating the effectiveness of assistance. Furthermore, the analysis of real-time data generated from a faulty system or machinery reduces the risk of functional errors.

AR in Industrial Training

When it comes to getting a grip of an unknown concept, nothing trumps the effect of in-hand practicality. AR empowers trainees to accurately learn and memorize unfamiliar chapters efficiently as the inclusion of visual representation plays a significant role to catalyze the imaginative power of an individual. In the forthcoming years, efficient staff education through AR will heighten the knowledge capability of workers and improve the capability and performance of an enterprise. As industrial companies flock to undertake this immersive technology, it looks like the future of AR is considerably bright.