How To Build an Augmented Reality App For Factory Floor Maintenance
I think industrial system integrators are in a great deal of danger. And here’s the problem Most are not adapting fast enough to changing trends in technology.
And the reality is that those who fail to act quickly will be forced to share the plant floor with new competition.
Because, there is a new breed of integrators crossing over from the commercial sector. The ones that specialise in smart devices. They are willing and ready to move into the industrial sector.
So, if you are a system integrator you need to start offering something more. And Augmented Reality presents an opportunity to become an indispensable differentiator.
In my opinion, AR is currently the most useful and readily applicable I4.0 technology in industrial maintenance. In contrast to Machine Learning, for example, which I believe still needs time to mature in industry. Typical uses of AR are in supporting plant operators and maintainers when performing their operations. And for rapid skills development. In the video below I demonstrate how to use Node-Red, MQTT and Schneider Electric ‘s Augmented Operator Advisor to build a basic AR app that overlays temperature and sensor information on an android device. Setting the stage for much more complex applications
THE HALF LIFE OF A LEARNED SKILL USED TO BE 30 YEARS. TODAY IT'S 5.
And it will continue to decrease exponentially. The only way to avoid becoming irrelevant is to get in the habit of reinventing yourself every single day.