Augmented reality (AR) is the use of digital information to overlay computer-generated imagery onto real-world images. The overlaid images are called virtual objects. These objects are typically displayed as icons on a screen or cellphone display, or presented through a video feed. With the advent of smart phones and the prevalence of AR applications like Snapchat and Pokemon Go, it’s no surprise that AR has become one of the most popular trends in tech today. However, many people may not know that AR glasses exist—let alone understand all the implications of their existence. In this blog post we will explore everything you need to know about industrial smart glassess, how they work, how they compare to virtual reality (VR) headsets, and what they can be used for.
What are Industrial Augmented Reality Glasses?
An industrial augmented reality (AR) device is a pair of glasses that are capable of projecting holographic images onto real-world objects, enabling users to see both the virtual and the real-world at the same time. AR glasses are different from virtual reality headsets because they only project virtual objects onto the real world, whereas VR headsets project the user’s virtual environment into the real world. This means that AR glasses are only able to project digital information, like computerized maps, printouts, and text. AR glasses are one of the most promising technologies for the future. Not only are they great for entertainment purposes, but they also have a lot of potential for industries like construction, engineering, and manufacturing.
Types of Industrial Augmented Reality Glasses
– Headset – This is the most common type of industrial augmented reality glasses. It resembles a pair of sports glasses that are strapped onto the head. – Standalone – A standalone AR headset is a device that is secured to the user’s head. Unlike headsets, standalone AR devices allow the user to walk around freely and interact with virtual objects. – Computer Vision Engine – A computer vision engine is an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that lets a pair of AR glasses detect and recognise objects. Computer vision engines are commonly used in the healthcare industry to help clinicians view medical records and diagrams on a larger scale.
Benefits of Using Industrial Augmented Reality Glasses
There are many reasons why you should consider using industrial augmented reality glasses. Some of the benefits include: – Enhanced Efficiency – When employees are able to use AR glasses to view CAD designs and engineering plans, rather than printing them out and keeping them in paper form, they will be able to see the information much more efficiently. – Improved Collaboration – With AR glasses, you will be able to see your team members in real-time and collaborate with each other more effectively. This can be especially helpful for remote work where employees are often physically separated from one another. – More Accurate Safety Warnings – With the ability to overlay visual safety warnings onto real-world objects, such as construction sites, workers will be able to see and understand the safety precautions at any given moment.
Disadvantages of Using Industrial Augmented Reality Glasses
As with any new technology that has only recently been developed, there are also a few disadvantages of using industrial augmented reality glasses. Some of these include: – Limited Applications – While the potential applications of industrial augmented reality glasses are limitless, there are currently only a handful of industries that are adopting this technology. As these industries become more accustomed to AR, they will likely become more mainstream and accessible to other industries. – High Cost Compared to Other Virtual Reality Devices – Unlike standalone VR headsets like the Google Daydream, most industrial AR glasses are only capable of displaying 2D images, making them far less immersive than their VR counterparts. With this in mind, it may be more cost-effective for some companies to invest in both types of AR technologies.
AR is a type of technology that projects digital information—such as computerized maps, printouts, and text—onto real-world objects. Unlike virtual reality headsets, which project the user’s virtual environment into the real world, AR glasses only project digital information, like computerized maps, printouts, and text. Industrial augmented reality glasses are a type of AR technology that let users view holographic images. These glasses combine the best features of VR headsets and AR glasses to create a wearable device that is capable of projecting virtual objects onto the real world. Industrial augmented reality glasses are currently only being used in a small number of industries, but their potential applications are limitless.