BrainXChange: Making Your Next Flight Safer and Smoother with Wearable AR+VR
On the BrainXChange blog you’ll find an article about applications and use cases of AR and VR in the aviation and aerospace industry.
From building the actual plane to the in-flight experience, wearable XR (AR, VR, MR) devices have a role to play in multiple professions within the commercial aviation industry.
Employees whose jobs affect every aspect of one’s trip, including aircraft maintenance workers and flight crew can make use of wearable XR technologies to ensure the end goal: A safe and satisfied traveler. Find out how XR might be used on the ground and in the air when you go on your next business trip or vacation.
The article goes on to walk the reader through a variety of applications in the aviation industry:
On the Ground: AR for Assembly
Both Airbus and Boeing employ augmented reality (AR) glasses in the aircraft assembly process. Airbus workers follow plans directly in their field of view, superimposed on the plane’s interior during cabin installation. They use the same solution to check the accuracy and quality of their work (image recognition technology and artificial intelligence at work); while Boeing employees use smart glasses to view a heads-up, hands-free roadmap for wire harness assembly over their real-world view. In each case, AR functions to form a stronger connection for the user between textual or diagrammatic instructions and the real working environment.
Other areas of wearable AR and VR in aviation and aerospace discussed include VR for Training, AR for Guidance in the air and XR in Flight Service. This comprehensive and digestible article is a great resource for those interested in how wearable technology is being used in aviation.