AREA member Scope AR, announced this week that they will be launching a version of their WorkLink Augmented Reality content authoring platform on the HoloLens. This gives the customers the ability to help remote workers learn to repair or assemble complex machinery.
Their WorkLink product can utilize the HoloLens’ outward facing depth sensors to map a rough mesh of objects and attach AR step-by-step instructions to the real-world objects with “the same ease as creating a PowerPoint presentation,” according to the company. This will allow non-technical employees a chance to easily build content and push it out to supported platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows.
Scott Montgomerie, CEO, Scope AR says, “This is going to be the easier way to get content onto the HoloLens.”
Scope AR builds tools which allow workers to see CAD models overlaid on real world objects (while getting live support from specialists), giving them the ability to easily see when there’s an issue while also being able to deliver quick fixes. Most of this work is done on tablets using marker-based tracking, but the company is increasingly looking towards the headset-based future of AR.