Making AR world a better place…

When we first saw the HoloLens by Microsoft late last year, I’m pretty sure everyone was blown away. It was like looking at a scene from Star Wars, why talk to someone on a camera, when I can project their body into my room? Cool!

In an article published in Tech Crunch by Lucas Matney, he talked about the true beneficiaries of the HoloLens technology, and it’s not little Johnny playing games on the Xbox, it’s big companies who spend a bulk of their time writing processes and procedures to manufacture their products.

That’s right, big companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, and Toyota (and Northrop Grumman??) are looking forward to the new technology created by Scope AR to help them translate their paper procedures into augmented reality instructions. How cool would it be to have the program tell you where to install a component, how much torque to install it with, and in what sequence to do it in, all in a convenient heads up display (HUD). Traditionally, mechanical engineers need to design the system, create a paper procedure, and rely on the technicians to follow the processes directly. There is a huge room for error, and when you’re working on something sensitive like a spacecraft, you only get one chance to get it right. Sometimes people connect cables to the wrong ports because they were mislabeled, or they simply didn’t know what they were doing. Having the instructions actually point to the target will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce this problem.

I’m excited to see this tool once it’s finally developed and I sincerely hope that we transition into using these tools in the future. It will save the company time and money if we can eliminate these silly mistakes.

Looking forward to the future, the possibilities are endless.