Usage of AR and VR within heavy industry

Check out the great introduction to use cases of augmented and virtual reality within the heavy industry.
Full article in Finnish

Summary in English:
AR and VR technology are moving fast and adopted by more and more companies around the world. Both Apple and Google are releasing developer tools to enable AR content on new smart phones. AR glasses are not yet a big thing in the consumer market, but they're being used for various tasks inside companies. New standalone VR glasses are coming with an adoptable price range of 200 euros. Virtual reality is expected to emerge first, but augmented reality is going to be bigger in the future. Great thing about experimenting now is that the developed applications can be used with future devices. Also if one should develop a VR application now, the software can be ported to AR in the future with small efforts.

For the heavy industry main use cases for AR are:

  • Assembly - Live instructions, checks for quality and manuals when ever need
  • Maintenance - Live instructions and remote expert knowledge via internet
  • Internet of Things - Sensor data displayed while looking at the device or production line
  • Quality control - Track errors instantly while working
  • Automation - Simple and even more complex reporting can be automated
  • Inventory - Aid in logistics, reporting and checks

Main use cases for VR are:

  • Virtual prototyping - Saves a lot of money if some of the physical prototyping steps can be skipped
  • Collaboration - Work on the products in virtual environment
  • Training - In the virtual space you can allow errors, give feedback and train people for the real thing
  • Remote operation - Devices can be operated though the virtual space
  • Planning - Virtual check of the production line or product before it has even been built

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