AREA member RealWear has created a hands free head-mounted tablet the HMT-1. The HMT-1 is a discreet small screen, hands free, head-mounted tablet that is designed to be worn with an industrial helmet for workers in the field, factory or warehouse without obstructing the user’s vision.
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After a three-month trial involving up to 30 employees in various areas such as windshields or driveshafts of the Wolfsburg plant, Volkswagen has issued a press release stating that it has determined the system to be effective
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Smartglasses or personal head-mounted displays are special because they allow employees to "connect to the information generated in an IoT environment while remaining hands-on in the manufacturing process"
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Contrary to what many people believe, the aeronautical industry is today heavily reliant on the human factor. Craftsmanship prevails in a process that produces large machines—namely aircraft—containing thousands of parts and involving disparate tasks that converge on the manufacturing
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Technical documentation is increasingly being prepared for viewing in context for quick reference. iQuest has developed next generation technical documentation combining AR with QR codes to recognize equipment the technician is working on and instantly display relevant schematics
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Airbus has reached the point where it was able to demonstrate a pair of augmented-reality glasses to help a human operator perform tasks on the assembly floor and inside of an airframe during assembly. Watch the video of presentation on the NI Week stage for more information.
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