Augmented and Virtual Reality technology is engaging everyone towards itself and this shows a belief of upgrading themselves on technology. According to Zion Market Research, the Global Augmented and Virtual Reality Market will reach USD 814.7 Billion by 2025.
Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Augmented and Virtual Reality Market by Device (Head-Mounted Display (HMD), Handheld Device, Head-Up Display (HUD), Projector and Display Wall, Gesture-Tracking Device, and Others) by Offering (Hardware and Software), by Application (Consumer, Commercial, Enterprise, and Others), and by Vertical (Entertainment & Media, Gaming, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Retail, Education, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025’’.
While applications are still emerging, VR, AR, and MR are already offering many benefits for the users that are savvy enough to embrace them.
- The Power of Immersion. One of the greatest AR/VR advantages in advance tech-enabled gadgets and software solutions can immensely enhance user engagement with multiple interactive activities. Digital extended reality provide users with enticing virtual objects and makes them treat these objects as real.
- Improved user experience. AR/VR solutions seem to be a note-perfect option for gaining much attraction and retention among the global audience.
- A Better Trained Workforce.Virtual and mixed reality can standardize training programs and make the overall process more effective. In a test conducted by Google’s Daydream team, which is responsible for the development of its virtual reality (VR) platform, researchers were able to show that VR training was more impactful than video training.
- Simplified Maintenance Operations. Augmented reality is not only invaluable as a teaching tool, but can also be used to guide technicians through complex, repetitive tasks that must be done right every time. One example of this comes from Mitsubishi Electric, which has developed an inspection and maintenance system that utilizes 3D AR smart glasses. Mitsubishi's technology first makes a 3D model of a machine with a tablet camera. The 3D scan interacts with the glasses to provide a visual checklist that guides the technician through which components of the machine should be inspected. The technician can even verbally fill out an inspection report as he or she is completing each step.
- Improved Quality Assurance. While improved training and equipment maintenance will enhance productivity and reduce downtime, quality assurance can also benefit from advancements in VR and AR. the technology has the potential to go beyond this and enter the realm of optical digitalization. 3D scanning for quality assurance is already a critical tool for many industries. It’s used to compare a final part to its original CAD design and ensure that all specifications are being properly met. Before long, it will be common for this scanning and analysis to be conducted at every stage of production via the employees’ headset or glasses.
The Top Industrial Companies who adopted AR/VR/MR
With VR-powered technologies and AR-oriented devices flooding the tech market, there’s simply no denying the pace at which these innovations are fast going mainstream.Innovations with AR, MR, and VRwith Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hailing these technologies as the ‘next big things’ in the world of the Internet, we are yet to witness their performances to compete for potentials. Let’s just say, Virtual and Augmented Reality will soon become an integral part of online operations.
On that note, it is time for us to take a look at how AR, VR, and MR are being leveraged by industrial companies
1. Simplifying critical and complex tasks: Initiatives by Boeing
Augmented Reality plays a remarkable role in overlaying instructions. As one of the leading aviation manufacturing company, Boeing has cut down their error possibilities to a great extent. By leveraging AR technology, experts at Boeing are installing electrical wiring on an aircraft is a complex task that leaves zero room for error. That’s why Boeing is testing augmented reality as a possible solution to give technicians real-time, hands-free, interactive 3D wiring diagrams and designs.
2. Introducing immersive experiences: Airbus innovations
Creating a virtual world and augmented environment can lead to multiple benefits. Airbus, another commercial aircraft manufacturing giant, has embraced the idea of implementing AR/VR/MR technologies to introduce a holographic application. Customization and configuration of cabin space is possible in real-time. which will act as a key to create immersive experiences for their engineers. The opportunity to impart lessons through shared 3D modules and holographic coach will also make the entire experience engaging. For customers, employees and other stake holders.
3. Manufacturing vehicles and cars: GM embraces VR
General Motors (GM), the car manufacturing behemoth, took a step further and decided to integrate Virtual Reality in their existing production processes. The prime emphasis was to create an immersive and real-time virtual environment. The manufacturers can see this particular data on a large projection screen, or Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE). An immersive virtual reality environment will help engineers and designers assess, view, and modify a considerable amount of variants. Quite naturally, that will boost the entire manufacturing process in a new way.
4. Leveraging complete potential of IT: Knowing the Siemens approach
Information happens to be at the core of every technical process. That paves the path for data analytics and synthesis. Siemens has come up with a unique approach, where AR and VR technologies are used to analyze crucial data sets that lead to improved industrial operations.
Ms Nisha Arya,
Industry Engagement Manager,