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The Impact of Augmented Reality in Knowledge Acquisition


Augmented reality in knowledge acquisition

Augmented reality has been transforming the industrial sector for the past few years. From helping businesses optimize workflows, support frontline workers to helping in reducing the skills gap in the workforce, augmented reality has already transformed the industrial sector for good.

Inefficient knowledge-sharing is a huge problem among businesses and costs loss of millions yearly. It also paves a path for productivity and efficiency issues which in turn can affect the entire work process and the quality of products produced.

Role of Augmented Reality in Knowledge Acquisition

Most organizations nowadays optimize their operations with immersive technologies to achieve a competitive advantage. Augmented Reality (AR) is now used as a supportive tool to share detailed and complex data which could be used by organizations in the industrial sectors. It also plays a huge role in facilitating knowledge acquisition and transfer. In order to understand how Augmented Reality impacts knowledge transfer, let’s check out in detail.

1. AR for Manuals and Guides

Augmented reality manuals and guides superimpose computer-generated information, be it images, videos or anything on a user’s view of real-world to help them better understand complex information and instructions.

2. AR for Inspection and Maintenance

Inspection and maintenance tasks can be risky if not done properly, especially in industrial sectors. A minor inspection mistake can cost a huge loss to the organization. Augmented reality based assistance tools can help field technicians to ease the routine inspection and maintenance tasks and ensure that they don’t miss out on anything. They just need to scan the QR code associated with the equipment or scan the equipment itself and instructions to perform several functions will pop up.

3. AR-based Expert Assistance

Augmented reality visual assistance tools enable the technician to connect with experts within a few steps and get their guidance through each challenging task. Such AR visual assistance software enables them to store the information received for future reference. This enables the next technician performing the task to go through the history of maintenance or repair done on the equipment. As various assistance and collaboration tools are available now, the pressure on technicians to complete the task without failure has been reduced.


The above blog only focuses on some of the knowledge acquisition techniques using augmented reality. To know more, contact us at any time and our people will be happy to help you out.