Redefining Workforce Productivity with AR- based Wearables: Can It Be Done?

Rrahul Sethi
October 16, 2023
5 min read
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Hey folks,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! In today's fast-paced world, innovation has become the driving force behind business success. Our recent LinkedIn Event explored how wearable technology is revolutionizing the workforce, and in this newsletter, we're excited to share the key insights with you.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us for our LinkedIn LIVE event, "Elevate Workforce Efficiency with Augmented Reality Solutions”

The session provided a comprehensive exploration of AR-based wearable technology and its potential to significantly enhance workforce efficiency, streamline processes, and elevate productivity across various industries.

In case you missed it, click below to hear insights of our esteemed panel:

Augmented Reality (AR) glasses offer several efficiency-boosting advantages for frontline workers across various industries:

Hands-Free Operation: AR glasses allow frontline workers to access information and data without using their hands. This hands-free operation is particularly beneficial when workers need to use tools or handle equipment during their tasks.

Efficiency through Voice Control: Wearables enable voice-controlled apps, allowing users to complete tasks rapidly and hands-free. This streamlined approach significantly enhances productivity.

Cost-Effective and User-Friendly: Wearables are cost-effective and user-friendly, making them accessible to a wide range of industries. Users can save time and resources that would otherwise be spent on travel, as they can quickly connect with experts for technical support or equipment installations online.

Improved Productivity: Overall, AR glasses can significantly improve productivity. Workers can complete tasks more efficiently, minimize errors, and maintain a focus on their primary responsibilities.

What are the potential Use Cases of Wearable Technology?

Incorporating AR glasses into the below use cases significantly improves efficiency, accuracy, and the overall working experience for frontline workers. These devices have the potential to redefine how industries approach training, collaboration, data access, and complex tasks, ultimately leading to improved productivity and safety.

1. Remote Expert Guidance:

AR glasses empower frontline workers by connecting them with remote experts in real time. Whether it's a complex repair, an unfamiliar task, or an urgent decision, experts can guide workers through the process via the glasses' augmented reality display. This feature significantly reduces downtime, minimizes errors, and ensures that the right expertise is always accessible, no matter where the worker is located.

2. Digital Workflow:

AR glasses streamline digital workflows, enabling workers to access checklists, forms, and documentation right in their field of vision. They can seamlessly navigate through tasks and complete reports, inspections, and other digital processes without needing to consult physical documents or devices. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of manual data entry errors.

3. Document Navigator:

With AR glasses, workers can access important documents, manuals, and schematics hands-free. These documents can be overlaid onto their visual display, making it easy to follow step-by-step instructions, reference blueprints, or check equipment specifications on the go. This feature is particularly valuable in situations where accuracy and precision are crucial.

4. Industrial IoT Data:

AR glasses play a pivotal role in harnessing the power of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) data. Workers can receive real-time data, performance metrics, and sensor readings directly on their displays. This information is invaluable for monitoring equipment health, optimizing processes, and making data-driven decisions in industrial settings.

5. Visual Assist:

AR glasses provide visual assist capabilities, offering on-the-job training and guidance. Workers can receive graphical overlays and animations that simplify complex tasks. These visual cues make it easier to learn new skills, troubleshoot issues, or assemble intricate components, enhancing both productivity and learning curve.

Is it relevant for your industry?

Here's a concise overview of the relevance of AR glasses in each of the mentioned industries:

  • Automotive: AR glasses assist in vehicle assembly, maintenance, and inspections, ensuring precision and safety in automotive manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing: In manufacturing, AR glasses enhance efficiency and accuracy during assembly, quality control, and maintenance processes.
  • Oil & Gas: AR glasses are invaluable for remote inspections, equipment maintenance, and training in the challenging environments of the oil and gas industry.
  • Healthcare: In healthcare, AR glasses support surgeons during procedures, enable diagnostics with medical imaging overlays, and provide quick access to patient data.
  • Energy & Utilities: These industries rely on AR glasses for infrastructure inspection, maintenance, and data visualization for better decision-making.
  • Field Services: Field service workers use AR glasses for remote assistance, troubleshooting, and speedy equipment repair.
  • Audit & Inspection: AR glasses streamline audit and inspection processes, ensuring thorough and accurate assessments.
  • Pharma: AR glasses improve efficiency in pharmaceutical production and quality control, optimizing the manufacturing process.
  • Mining: AR glasses aid miners in navigation, data visualization, and communication within challenging underground environments.

I’m convinced – Where do I begin?

RealWear is the world’s leading provider of assisted reality wearable solutions that engage, empower, and elevate the modern frontline industrial worker to perform work tasks more safely, and with increased efficiency and precision. RealWear gives these workers real-time access to information and expertise, while keeping their hands and field of view free for work. RealWear is field proven with world-class customers, including Shell, Goodyear, Mars, Colgate-Palmolive, and BMW, who use it to improve workplace safety while delivering unprecedented ROI.

If you want to adopt their solution,  be sure to connect with Rrahul Sethi, #Metaverse expert & Founder, Metaverse 911 and we’ll get you in touch with the right teams!

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Rrahul Sethi
October 16, 2023
5 min read