Augmented Reality (AR)

The Power of IoT Platforms for Building AR Applications

A new technology called augmented reality (AR) is now available. AR is the overlay of digital information, including text, images, and videos, onto a real-time view of the physical world through a camera-enabled device, such as a smartphone or tablet. AR is taking information that is found in a variety of applications, such as maintenance records, inspection and repair manuals, and engineering specifications, compiling it, and displaying it on the physical features of the thing or machine. Moving the smartphone or tablet around the object to show different views reveals new information related to the object’s features.

AR APPLICATION MARKETS AND BENEFITS

AR has been popularized by consumer applications oriented around advertising, entertainment, and gaming due to the limited availability of industrial AR tools.AR provides enterprises with the following benefits:

  1. Data Reuse
  2. Data Contextualization
  3. Work Error Reduction
  4. Workforce Multiplier
  5. Safety

 

CHALLENGES OF BUILDING AR APPLICATIONS ENHANCED BY IoT DATA

Content creation, which requires a certain degree of domain-level expertise to determine what to augment, and where to get content from,
in addition to the lead time required to do so.

Cost. Up to this point, HUD hardware has been prohibitively expensive to procure at enterprise-scale and the cost to develop enterprise applications, usually in the tens of thousands of dollars, has been a fraction of what it takes to create a tailored AR experience.