As of today, our tech reached the level needed to unlock many new features and working pros that until a few years ago we couldn’t even imagine. And augmented reality wearables are one of these tech marvels.
There’s always been a bias from both employers and employees towards technological innovation on the workspace.
That’s because there is a stereotypical fear against what is going to happen to the workers future from one side, and on the results on productivity and final results from the other side. And that’s very true when we speak about the Industrial sector.
As a matter of fact, this troubling condition is the reason why many times we, as a working community, do not allow the growth of many companies and the chance of unlocking the full potential of our workforce.
In our case, we want to destroy those stereotypes by showing the pros obtainable for both your company and your workers once you decide to embrace the future, showing you how a tech such as augmented reality wearables can make the difference in your industry as in the case of our Kiber 3 kit.
Augmented Reality Wearables: A Memorable Example
It was 1990 when Boeing researchers named Tom Caudell and Davide Mizzel were asked to come out with an alternative to cut the absurd costs relative to the guidance of Boeing workers to wire airplanes.
Until then, in fact, some massive plywood boards were used to show them how to work on those expensive and delicate airplanes components, and time and money needed to assemble and dismantle every “instructional” were extreme.
That’s how the “duo” decided to develop a wearable kit able to show thanks to an helmet and some special glasses the instructions needed in front of the workers in real time and to change it for every plane needed in the simplest way possible.
It was a prototype of an headed-mounted display (HMD). And that’s also how the term “augmented reality” was used for the first time.
While an HMD was built for the first time in the ’60 in an experiment called: “The Sword of Damocles“; the Boeing’s experiment was between of the first to successfully apply this technology in the industrial sector, showing how to cut losses and ease the work of the workmen at the same time.
Augmented Reality Wearables: The Newest Tech
Since the Boeing’s experiment, 30 years passed and our AR tech advanced tremendously thanks to the general advancement of computer and internet technologies in general.
In our company case, we wanted to use the maximum power of this powerful technology by amplifying every feature possible while looking at the same time at the safety of the workers that are going to use our newest AR tech.
Our latest Kiber 3 kit for example was thought to obtain a wearable all-in.one solution being able to connect an on-site worker to one or more remote users thanks to the power of the internet.
This feature has revealed to be probably one of the most important features nowadays because of all the Covid-19 related restrictions regarding travels and human gatherings.
If before that was just a feature intended to cut travel expenses, now it’s becoming a life-saver under many aspects.
Speaking of the all-in-one solution instead, it means giving birth to an AR HMD containing both hardware and software. It also embraces extremely advanced instruments such as a 150° wide camera vision, a long-life battery and a thermal image. Plus, a hand-cam in case of need.
With all that being said, we want to conclude by stressing the fact that our Kiber 3 kit is Atex Zone 1 Certified: this means that it’s a safe top-product which may be used also in dangerous environments.