Make your world interactive
While marketing-related applications of AR have stolen the limelight, many real world applications show the potential of this technology to not just entertain but also to educate and make our lives easier.
Education and Training
With Augmented Reality and our object detection capabilities, you are able to cut down training and education time – a big appeal for attracting workers, especially in certain trade positions such as Hydro Line technicians.
AR makes it possible to visualize digital information on an element and visualize process and complex parts. This visualization allows faster and better understanding of complex products and processes.
It can also help to display elements or procedures that are internal or not visible.
Eliminate the need for a paper manual and instead overlay instructions directly on the element that needs repairing. This has both a consumer and commercial application.
Imagine an HVAC technician going to repair your air conditioner unit and being able to get step by step instructions on what needs to be done in augmented reality. Now, a technician with little experience can be deployed on service calls without any worry.
Or a 10 year old learning how to replace their printer cartridge.
AR can be used during the construction process of a building in multiple ways.
1. Design visualization
2. Design analysis – overlay BIM information on the job site in real time
3. Design assistance and constructability review
4. Scheduling and logistics planning – enable a real-time look at the actual progress of a construction project compared to the planned progress . It can also be used to help visualize phased site logistics on complex projects
5. Quality Control – Being able to overlay the BIM model of what was intended versus what is actually in place can offer huge benefits for construction teams.
For example, an inspector can make sure all the sleeves are in the right location before they complete formwork for a shear wall.
Commissioning. With AR, you can overlay metadata onto the assets in the facility and extend what has taken place during punch listing and inspections. Agents responsible for commissioning and testing can have relevant information about a building asset available to them in context, without having to search through reports and logs to find or enter a specific point of information.
The Ultimate Stud Finder. Provided that the BIM model is updated to offer an accurate representation of what was built, facilities professionals can use AR to look behind walls, above ceilings, and below floors without ever touching the space. A facility engineer could get a pretty good idea of where building systems reside without performing destructive demolition and surveying.
Architecture, Design and Prototyping
Use AR to convey your vision for a project. Whether it is a new building, a renovation or a new product, AR will help take your ideas from a sketch on a piece of paper to real substance.
AR can also be used to evaluate the different design alternatives, get a real perception of the new design and help with the early detection of design faults.
This is a great tool both as an internal company tool, as a business development tool to help sell your vision and as a way to simplify communication between stakeholders.