Augmented Reality (AR) technology is a kind of technology that combines information from the virtual world with the real world. It uses a number of technical methods, including multimedia, 3D modeling, real-time tracking and registration, intelligent interaction, and sensing.
Our company is able to develop common training for all employees that enables them to acquire the competency and confidence needed to succeed in their role. One possible application would be one that would allow a company to quickly train and onboard employees with the least amount of disruption to the workplace or employees’ lives.
Computing, phones, washing machines, among other devices, have revolutionized how we live and work. Augmented reality is what’s next in the journey to making our lives easier and more efficient.
After watching this space closely, here are five ways our organization is applying AR today:
- Applications in Industry – By introducing AR to industrial markets, many jobs are likely to be changed. Remote support staff will provide live support for technicians on the field, showing markings, pointing out issues, superimposing models on parts of vehicles, and more. By automating manual tasks, it eliminates the grunt work and guesswork.
- Orientation – If a franchise has many locations, how does it implement the same training across them all? Can you imagine how complex applications in the medical field would be? A new training program developed by CAE Healthcare uses Microsoft’s HoloLens to allow physicians to practice complex medical procedures in a 3D environment. It’s easier for companies to create training that’s consistent for each employee, enabling the employee to grow in confidence and competence as they perform their role.
-The process of implementing AR internally is a learning one, but it’s one that’s based in understanding that you’re contributing to the “real” world. Mountain ranges can be shrunk to fit in a room, planes can float over desks, and products can be ripped apart without being physically seen.
A 3D object is not enough to satisfy your team, so you need to show more. Be creative about adding visual flair to enhance the “wow” factor. Snap chat overlays various special effects on users’ mobile devices by scanning facial features. A user loves such a flare.
-In cases where augmented reality is adopted externally: Clients become more excited when social media and studies highlight their AR usage. Creating an AR app that enables users to share the experience in a meaningful way, or incorporate the technology into what you’re already offering is what we aim for. Showcasing how your products and services have changed the way customers experience the world is the key.
There are a wide range of applications for businesses using augmented reality. In the next five years, it will be interesting to see how AR develops and how businesses integrate it.