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How Augmented Reality Helps to Maintain Businesses During Pandemic


Augmented Reality (AR) overlays digital information onto the user’s physical world. Compared to past years, augmented reality has now been widely known and is used even among consumers urging several businesses to try out the possibilities and scope of AR in their business.

With COVID-19 Pandemic, many countries have implemented various forms of lockdown which have seriously impacted all most all businesses. The crisis is sure to have an impact for another couple of months as well which has made them try out and experience new technologies to make a comeback and run the business as usual as we are now transitioning to a ‘new normal’.

During the pandemic, there has been a huge upsurge in the use of digital technologies in shopping and retail, education sector, remote working, health as well as in the entertainment sector. This is where the importance of your business being digital-ready comes.

COVID-19 has had many impacts and challenges on businesses. Some of which are:

• Hindrance to have face to face interactions.

• Limitation to the size of gatherings thereby restricting any group meetings.

• Restriction on travel making several employees work from home and only a few to work on-site and others being ill by contracting the virus.

• Due to a lack of people in the work, many business processes were interrupted.

• New employees who were recruited during these times were difficult to be trained on the processes and products of the business.

• Most importantly people started to be aware of the spread of the virus making them reluctant to touch or use objects that have been already touched by others.

Taking these challenges into account, adaptation to new digital technologies is a must for the long-term success of a business. Here is exactly where Augmented Reality (AR) can help mitigate the obstacles and aid in the smooth flow of business processes. Here are some of the benefits of collaborating AR into your business process.

Remote Assistance using Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality helps in providing remote assistance to workers. With the live camera streaming, the remote expert can assess the issues and guide the user with annotations that appear over the user screen in real-time, without the barrier of geographical location. This aids in reducing misinterpretations and ensure safety with real time AR instructions. It also helps in reducing the need for travel and helps you save time and cost.

Remote Collaboration using Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality helps facilitate remote collaboration. With XRmeet, you can collaborate multiple teams where each participant can see any model, design, or anything that is projected to their view via AR-enabled devices. Each user can annotate and share the visual feedback thereby enhance the decision-making quicker and easier. It also helps the expert to support the novices without any delay and right in action. This helps in mitigating the restrictions of group gatherings and more.

Remote Training with Augmented Reality (AR)

With AR you can alleviate the problem of frequent travels by providing remote training sessions to newly recruited workers or existing workers on new equipment. XRmeet is one such platform through which you can provide highly interactive and efficient remote training to workers.

Object Detection with Augmented Reality (AR)

One of the key elements of Augmented Reality is object detection where 3D model file of real world object is used as the target for AR Object Detection. It finds its application in all industries especially in places where complex machineries and equipment are used. By just hovering the camera over a complex device you will be able to see all the detailed meaningful information which is on their analytics engine displayed on the screen of your smartphone, tabs or wearables.

Since you now know how adapting to AR can help mitigate the impacts and restrictions on your businesses and how you can re-imagine the business processes with AR, we urge you to check out how XRmeet can provide a solution to your unique business needs and let us know your thoughts. You are just a click away from reaching us.