Augmented Reality or enhanced Virtual Reality, is a technology that seamlessly integrates real-world information and virtual world information. The real environment and virtual objects can be superimposed on the same picture or space in real time. Augmented Reality technology can incorporate virtual information (objects, pictures, videos, sounds, etc.) into the real environment, enrich the real world and build a more comprehensive surrounding. Industry can benefit from AR by facilitating the equipment maintenance, guiding the production and manufacturing process of commodities, and improving the marketing champions.
DHL Supply Chain Growing Use of AR Glasses
A picker with an RF scanner is constantly looking at the gun to get pick commands, hitting the confirm button and doing things in sequential fashion which is time consuming. Warehouse operations costs add up to 20% of the total logistics costs for DHL.
Augmented Reality Medical Diagnostics by NHS
The UK’s National Health Service, the UK’s national public health care provider, trains thousands of healthcare assistants, nurses, and doctors every year and employs some 1.5 million people, making it a top five employer globally. As a result, the NHS is constantly searching for better ways to train their employees and achieve better learning results.One problem they identified was that certain subject areas were challenging for learners using conventional training methods, which are both costly and time consuming. They needed a solution that would accelerate knowledge transfer of key subject areas, reduce costs, and improve the number of people who can be exposed to training.
AR for Workers with Intellectual Disabilities
» According to the International Labour Union, “One out of every six people in the world – or 1 billion people – has a disability. Between 785 and 975 million of them are estimated to be of working age, but most do not work.”1» Many countries do not have the necessary mechanisms in place to respond to the needs of people with disabilities.» The World Health Organization cites several studies reporting that people with mental health difficulties or intellectual impairments have the lowest employment rates, including one that found people with intellectual impairments were three to four times less likely to be employed than people without disabilities — and more likely to have more frequent and longer periods of unemployment.