It is always exciting for tech enthusiasts like us to see technologies with great potential picking up pace and bringing immense benefits. It is even more exciting when we see businesses adopt such technologies to their solutions. Examples of such technologies are Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). They are picking up pace and are now widely used in industrial solutions to bridge the gap between real and virtual worlds and to support workforce efficiently and smoothly run businesses.
By projecting digital information onto the physical world and providing an engaging experience to everyone around, augmented reality (AR) has revolutionized how businesses, especially industrial ones, operate. When businesses are looking for new ways to operate efficiently, augmented reality has proven its worth to be a clear choice for them.
Augmented reality’s main forte is that it can keep its users immersed in the virtual and the real world simultaneously. AR is now being used in various industry verticals and has transformed them ever since. This is one technology that we will recommend if you have an industrial enterprise to enhance revenue and growth efficiently. Here’s a quick brief of the advantages of using AR in your business.
Immersive Workforce Training with Zero Risks
It is true that AR boosts workforce training. During these difficult times when remote work is the new normal, AR can amp up the training game. But, how is it done? Let’s find out.
With AR, you can superimpose images or assets on real-life objects that help in better retention than manuals or PPTs. Whether AR wearable, smartphone, or tablet, step-by-step instructions
get displayed when the device's camera points to the equipment or machinery you want assistance with. This helps capture their attention for a longer period, enables faster skill adoption, and evokes their critical thinking capabilities. In most industries, the workforce is exposed to hazardous environments, and preparing them for the real job can be quite risky.
By using augmented reality enabled training methods, the new hires get immersive training with reduced risks while operating with heavy machinery and equipment as they get all training instructions overlaid right in front of them. Thus, adopting augmented reality can drastically improve the onboarding experience for new recruits.
Reduces Pressure on Workforce
The workforce is under constant pressure to fix issues right the first time. A small error while resolving can lead to unplanned downtime and loss of millions to businesses; therefore the pressure your workforce has to deal with is immense. You can solve their issues by using an AR integrated remote assistance platform.
With remote assistance, they get real-time instructions overlaid right before them to solve any uncertain issues with minimal errors. They can also contact an expert anytime and share their physical space and get guidance. This brings down the pressure and workload on them to an extent.
Eliminate Unnecessary Travel Expenses
The best way to do this is to empower the workforce. As we know, technical products consist of many components and come with dozens of manuals and other guides to operate them. But how many of these guides can come in handy when your worker is trying to fix a complex issue?
Now it is easy to transfer all these guides and work manuals to visual step-by-step instructions using AR. It can be accessed on smartphones, tablets, and even AR wearables at any time. This way, the workforce can access it any time and fix issues on their own.
Increased Workforce Productivity
Without an efficient, productive, and well-informed workforce, your business won’t reach the heights you imagine. Therefore, measures must be taken to retain and improve the skills and performance of your workforce from time to time. AR technology gives them access to information on demand andhelps specialists or OEMs virtually work side-by-side with anyone needing help and makes the entire industrial process less cumbersome. Also, with the explicit guidance overlaid to them, your employees are hands-free and can focus on their job and get the tasks done on time.
Enhanced Remote Assistance
Assisting remotely is not a new concept, but the current state of assistance is deeply flawed, and the expert cannot even diagnose the issue properly. The truth is that problems that only take 5 mins to solve can take hours to resolve in the current scenario. And it always results in unnecessary travel of experts to onsite.
Now with AR, remote assistance is truly enhanced, and the expert can guide the technician/worker to resolve the problem within a few minutes. The worker can video call the expert using smartphones, tablets, or smart glasses with a click. The expert can quickly diagnose the problem and use Augmented Reality (AR) to guide them through the process using pointers and other digital overlays on the live video stream.
Efficient Inspection & Maintenance
Daily inspection and maintenance are strenuous tasks and can bring downtime if not done properly. But with AR wearables and smartphones installed with augmented reality powered work instructions to assist, they can follow the inspection and maintenance tasks without making critical errors.
At XRmeet, we know the value of integrating a technology that can streamline your business and satisfy your customers. Our unique remote solution helps to walk your users through the most complex tasks with ease. And we know that integrating a new solution can be difficult. But we will make each step of integration and user adoption as easy as possible. So, if you are looking to adopt an industrial augmented reality solution, please send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or get your hands on our AR platform today and enjoy 14 days of free trial.