Augmented Reality Wearable Technology: An Hands-free Solution for 2021

18 Settembre 2020

Nowadays, technological advancement seems unstoppable and there are some tech fields which are benefiting more than others in the last years. One of these is the augmented reality wearable technology which has registered an incredible development in the last decade.

Historically, there’s always been some distance between employees and tech upgrades on the workspace.

The reason is that those upgrades lead sometimes to cut human jobs In the past and get rid off many people that are of no use anymore. 

But that’s not always the case.

With augmented reality wearable technology, we have the chance to unlock a new full potential for our workforce, empowering both safety and productivity in the workspace.

That’s why we are going to see how this new tech has become more and more important nowadays, and why we should take it into consideration to use in our industrial businesses.

History Of Augmented Reality Wearable Technology For The Industrial Sector

Augmented reality wearable technology can be traced to 1990, when the Boeing company, the most important American multinational corporation famous worldwide for designing, manufacturing and selling their iconic aeroplanes (and many other advanced tech products such as satellites and telecommunications equipment), asked to two of their best researchers, Tom Caudell and David Mizzel, to come out with an idea for an alternative to the massive plywood boards used to wire airplanes at the time.

Augmented Reality Wearable Technology: An Hands-free Solution for 2021

The duo decided then to develop a special wearable device, the first of its kind for industrial purpose, that showed thanks to some special glasses the instructions needed to wire airplanes without the need of mounting and dismantling any of the infamous aforementioned huge plywood boards.

This new prototype of head-mounted display (HMD) was, as a matter of fact, the first real use of augmented reality in an important industrial workspace, and that’s also the first time the word “augmented reality” has been registered. 

Today VS Tomorrow

According to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) one of the most powerful manufacturing industries in the world, more than 70% of industrial facilities will adopt augmented reality wearable technology in the next three years.

As of today. the adoption rates between companies regarding the implementation of this tech is high, but any company is doing that in stages while taking “their time”.

MHI have just identified 11 kinds of technologies that will change the industry permanently, upgrading it to a new way of smart manufacturing. Those techs are:

  • Cloud Computing & Storage
  • Inventory & Network Optimization
  • Sensors & Automatic Identification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Wearables & Mobile Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Driverless Vehicles & Drones
  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence

As of matter of fact, many of those techs are already included in the newest Kiber 3 set.

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Kiber 3 Kit: All-in-one Solution

Kiber 3 kit is a quite unique hardware and software fully integrated AR empowered with many of the aforesaid tech.

It is an augmented reality wearable technology enabled with plenty of features that includes a huge shared storage and more of 4GB local storage, a vision wide angle camera of 150° and a long-life battery to perform difficult and long operation.

It has also a handcam and thermal imaging, extremely useful to detect any serious issues in dangerous environments, difficult to identify in other ways.

It is also important to point out the fact that Kiber 3 kit is Atex Zone 1 certified. It means that it can be used in hazardous environments and resist the challenge thanks to the fact that it’s made of a carbon fibre reinforced composite polyamide, which guarantees an extensive protection.

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