Augmented reality enters companies

Although still in the experimental phase, in the future augmented reality will play a decisive role in companies as well

The future of technology, as we often hear, will revolve around virtual reality, which has already reached a consistent level of application, and especially augmented reality. Both will be destined to play an important role also in factories, which are increasingly oriented towards Industry 4.0.

Businesses have now understood that in order to resist, it is necessary to open up to digital transformation. As numbers and forecasts also confirm, in fact, next year we will see many companies, including SMEs, adopt industrial solutions marked by new technologies. Above all, there will be a growth in automation and in the always-connected machines of the Internet of Things. Although it still seems like a futuristic scenario, there will also be room in plants for augmented reality, which is set to have a major impact in many business sectors. Augmented reality, except in very rare cases, has not yet entered the factory floor, but possible applications are already beginning to emerge.

Augmented reality: coming to companies

A helping hand to the adoption of augmented reality in businesses comes from recent technological advances. There has been a shift from devices with cumbersome and heavy software and hardware, to lightweight and reliable devices. The various systems on which augmented reality relies, such as machine learning and computer vision, have improved. As a result, in a few years, as is happening now with the digital shift, more and more companies will choose to use AR tools and techniques.

Possible Applications

But what is augmented reality? Broadly speaking, we could define it as a technology that projects virtual objects into the tangible world. In other words, the sensory experience is enhanced by the mixture of digital and real. The technology can be very useful to companies in different areas. Take, for example, maintenance. Today, operators are forced to resort to the instruction manual in case of a machine failure. In the future, however, it will be sufficient to use an AR viewer to visualize the defect and understand where to intervene, thanks to the virtual projection of indications.

What will be the benefits of augmented reality

All in all, through augmented reality companies will have the possibility of making production processes faster, more efficient and safer. Benefits that, inevitably, will also be reflected in the relationship with end customers.