Metaverse has been the main buzzword of the past few months for anyone who follows the tech world. This could be one of the great promises of 2022 and it is nothing more than an online space shared by people who want to interact. All this leverages the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies.
It all seems very “futuristic”, but projects with VR and AR have been a reality for a long time. It turns out that, now, the investments seem to be much more promising. Companies began to (heavyly) bet on research and development of prototypes using these technologies, as is the case with virtual glasses, for example. To give you a baseline, analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate that up to US$1.35 trillion will be invested in VR and AR development in the coming years. It’s a lot!
Augmented Reality and Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is an area that has been testing AR projects for some time. Even before AR came to our homes (with Metaverse), this technology have taken part on the backstage. And you can’t talk about Industry 4.0 without talking about technology. We even addressed the topic in an article at EUGENIO’s blog.
The use of AR and the constant data capture in factories, along with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, optimize the analysis of information to identify operational problems before they even happen. For example, with AR it is possible to have a virtual animation of each step for the replacement of parts in a certain equipment. Thus, the professional is able to replace it much faster and with a smaller margin of error in case of any issue – since they have already tested the entire process with the scenario created through Virtual Reality.
More security and training
Augmented Reality, combined with the Internet of Things for data capture, also helps to increase the safety of work in Industry 4.0. In fact, we talked about IoT and security in this blog post, check it out!
With AR, managers are able to have more visibility into the progress of operations in factories, having access to details such as which professionals are, or are not, using PPE properly. Monitoring and supervision becomes much more effective with the use of this technology.
Still thinking about the safety of professionals and the entire operation in the Industry, AR can be a real differential in training and qualifications. Several simulations can be carried out on the operation of machinery or the necessary processes in the event of any issues in the operations. With the right AR devices (glasses, tablets and smartphones), it is possible to optimize learning through interactivity – with simulated scenarios and situations as close to reality as possible.
Technology expands the number of possibilities, whether in Industry 4.0, in the Metaverse or in so many other aspects of our lives. And the Internet of Things is one of the technologies used in everything that is to come in 2022. If you want to know more about how IoT and EUGENIO can help your company to uplevel, contact us here!