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Augmented reality and wearables for digital utilities
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The enterprise potential of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) continues to grow as companies explore use cases and move beyond pilot applications. Increasingly, these efforts intersect with opportunities made possible by IoT technology—sensors and connected devices that help build a more integrated and extended digital and physical landscape. Yet amid this flurry of activity, many overlook the larger implications of AR’s and VR’s emergence. Design patterns are evolving dramatically, with 2D screens giving way to tools that use sensors, gestures, voice, context, and digital content to help humans interact more naturally with the increasingly intelligent world around us.
- Geofencing for safety
- Manufacturing engineering augmented reality
- Real time training
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Geofencing for safety
Field workers wear geofencing-enabled sensors that continuously track workers' location and health.
Wearables monitor and log an employee's health (heart rate and body temperature,) location, and external environment (temperature, radiation, toxicity) to provide real-time data and safety metrics and alert necessary individuals if there are any concerns. Wearable technology (similar to Fitbit) and geolocation improve safety in the field or at a plant by ensuring that personnel on the job site are staying in safe locations.
Manufacturing engineering augmented reality
Augmented reality overlays assist workers handling repair operations.
Implement an augmented reality overlay which can provide workers with visual clues and indicators, process steps, and instructions for parts handling and repair operations. Sensors on devices gather contextual information to aid in certain procedure steps (information gathering, task tracking, etc). This leads to faster, safer, and better quality repair operations.
Real time training
On-demand, virtual, simulated training sessions enhancing user experience, replacing classroom trainings, and lowering costs.
Power & utility training knowledge impact and retention is increased through delivery of real-time, simulated trainings which leverage in-person walk-throughs, computer, and other technological devices. Virtual reality enables the delivery of realistic dangerous scenario trainings to test safety and compliance protocols and improve safety procedure execution in the event of an emergency safety incident. On-demand Virtual Reality training maximizes safety outcomes while minimizing overall costs.