Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in Industry 4.0. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising Augmented Reality (AR) training and workplace guidance solutions.
Heat Map: 4 Top AR Training & Workplace Guidance Startups
For our 4 picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 81 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
RE’FLEKT – Integrated Training Applications
Interactive mobile applications are an efficient and low-cost instrument to teach young professionals how to perform certain everyday tasks such as assembly, maintenance, and others. Germany-based RE’FLEKT develops an Augmented Reality application for Range Rover that gives technicians sort of an “x-ray” vision of the car’s internals, including the equipment, wiring, frames and more.
Vital Enterprises – Interactive Remote Support
By facilitating an enhanced virtual-real world communication between junior employees and remote experts, AR enables a shorter learning curve and efficient transfer of skills, even where local professionals are not skilled enough to offer help. The US company Vital Enterprises develops AR platforms with exactly that purpose in mind; offering excellent sharing of knowledge and skills for its clients, for instance, field technicians that require guidance during more complex repair works.
Smart Composer VR – Visual Guides
In combination with advanced projection techniques, AR is widely used for employee training such that a set of tools or visualizations is overlayed on top of the given workplace to provide step-by-step instructions and other relevant data for trainee workers. Smart Composer VR combines 3D modeling, AR, VR, the Internet of Things (IoT), and AI to develop interactive assembly instructions and training materials. This allows manufacturing companies to speed up employee onboarding and product presentations.
Light Guide Systems – Complex Workplace Simulations
Augmented Reality training solutions vary in their complexity, with some of them being able to facilitate unparalleled virtual experiences for industrial employees by creating and overlaying highly-detailed virtual workplace environments onto the real world via headsets or other equipment. Light Guide Systems creates advanced augmented reality products and platforms that, jointly with high definition 3D imaging, produce realistic and detailed workplace simulations, such as assembly lines, conveyor belts, relevant tooling, and so on. These systems can track hand gestures, provide feedback, control how many tools and which exactly are used for certain tasks, and even facilitate certification procedures for workers.
What About The Other 77 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 AR training and workplace guidance startups showcased above are promising examples out of 81 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.