Augmented reality (AR) technology has come a long way in the past decade, and Light Guide Systems has been evolving along with it. But today’s most complex and sophisticated AR technologies only make up the first few drops of what’s shaping up to be a downpour of innovation in the near future. Enterprise AR, in particular, comprises a large segment of the AR market, and promises significant growth.
One of the hottest topics of conversation in the industry right now—and a big part of the mission of organizations like the Manufacturing times Digital institute (MxD) in Chicago—is the digital thread, and the related concept of the digital twin.
In the not so distant past, many factories transformed from bustling displays of human ingenuity to almost fully automated production lines of steel and wire manned by robots. However, there has been a recent trend in manufacturing that is returning manufacturing jobs to human hands.
Beginning in September 2018, many automotive suppliers will need to adopt new specifications and standards in order to maintain current business, and be awarded new business.
At the start of each year, more than 200,000 people descend upon Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show – the world’s largest conference for new and innovative consumer technologies, and the chance for leading tech manufacturers to show off their latest products.
The prospect of wearable, augmented reality technology is an exciting one. However, like any promising technology, AR glasses have their own share of shortcomings and manufacturers of these devices are quickly evolving to create a practical product that better serves the needs of users.
Detroit is one of the fastest growing technology and entrepreneurship hubs in the United States. Over the past few years, the city has been transformed by the increasing number of tech startups and entrepreneurial talent that see its potential.
While manufacturing has evolved over the past several hundred years, the inventive spirit that gave birth to the industrial revolution continues to drive American manufacturing forward. This has given rise to a new era of technology-driven solutions that have made manufacturing one of the most advanced, highly skilled and progressive industries.
Although this may be true, public perception of the manufacturing sector has not evolved at the same rate, and many people are unaware of the advancements that have significantly altered the manufacturing landscape over the past decade. This has contributed to a host of challenges for today’s manufacturers, including the ability to attract the next generation of skilled workers.
Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone X and iPhone 8. These devices were tailor-made for Apple’s new augmented reality (AR) platform, ARKit—a vital part of the company’s new iOS 11 software, which allows developers to create apps that integrate digital experiences with the physical world.
This could mean anything from testing out a piece of furniture in your living room to playing video games that become part of your physical environment, all through your phone screen. The possibilities are endless, and big businesses like Apple are already anticipating what the future of augmented reality could hold.
“Gamification; the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to encourage participation.” – Merriam-Webster
Gamification has long been used by businesses as a tool to attract, retain and engage workers – particularly the Millennial generation. It works by tapping into key motivators such as recognition, rewards and a sense of competition.