Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the manufacturing sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising mixed reality startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Mixed Reality Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 105 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Arvizio – Mixed Reality Platform
The adoption of MR in engineering to replace traditional technologies poses quite some challenges. In particular, blending mixed reality with existing infrastructure and integrating internal and external resources requires advanced skills and capabilities. Therefore, startups are now creating platforms and services to increase industry adoption of mixed reality.
Arvizio, a startup based in Canada, develops the Arvizio XR, a mixed reality platform that assists in workflow design and site planning for engineering and industrial processes. The startup provides applications to enable 3D visualization, multi-user sharing, and flexible data integration across devices. With no programming required, the platform is also compatible with existing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Meshicon – Holographic Visualization
Holographic visualization helps assess objects better than traditional 3D designs. Holographs allow users to interact with the object and demonstrate design benefits with high accuracy and efficiency. The technology also helps to identify problems and uncover design flaws before manufacturing begins.
German startup Meshicon develops holographic human-machine interaction tools for industrial and engineering companies. The startup uses a full 360-degrees 3D spectrum for data visualization with gaze, gesture, and voice inputs. Production designs are checked with digital twin overlays in a real-time cloud data environment. This saves time and costs by replacing expensive monitors with single holographic displays.
MRstudios – Virtual Training
Replicating industrial environments or utilizing existing infrastructure for training purposes is expensive nowadays. Furthermore, classroom training does not usually provide enough practical exposure. Creating a digital twin of industrial machinery allows companies to train and educate their engineers in an immersive and engaging way.
MRstudios, a startup based in the Czech Republic, provides tailor-made mixed reality training for sales and technical education. This allows engineers to replicate machines in a real-time 3D environment to understand complex technical functions. The solution is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows platforms with additional remote training support.
Holo-Light – Remote Engineering
Thanks to the global nature of industrial operations, the localization of engineers in one place is not mandatory any longer. Engineers working on the same project collaborate from different locations and provide the required expertise. What is more, with the help of MR, remote engineers visualize and interact with objects and each other to contribute to engineering projects.
Holo-Light, a startup from Germany, develops ARES, an Augmented Reality (AR)/MR software suite for engineers. The suite enables engineers to visualize and interact with 3D CAD data in an MR environment and allows users to dial in for virtual engineering sessions. This helps remote engineers to visualize, interact with, and manipulate 3D objects to implement corrective measures in the event of a breakdown.
Spiral Technologies – Knowledge Management
Traditionally, maintenance and quality checks involve checklists that are manually followed and tracked. This requires the usage of printed sheets, tablets, or laptops to capture the knowledge and is also time-consuming to manage. With the help of mixed reality devices, innovative engineering facilities identify, track, and visualize these details effectively and with ease.
The Singapore-based startup Spiral Technologies provides mixed reality solutions for industrial automation. Coupled with MR glasses, their platform Spector delivers contextualized intelligence to engineers. With interactive voice-controlled assistance and hands-free access to reference materials, the system generates automated reports. Through embedded training programs, it also assists technicians in getting real-time advice from experts.
What About The Other 100 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 5 mixed reality startups showcased above are promising examples out of 105 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.