1. Bringing City Administration into the 21st Century
As smart city initiatives gain in favor, managing a city could become as focused on data as it is on the whims of city officials and their constituents.
2. Making Sense of Industrial Sensor Data
Augmented reality technology can increase the efficiency and productivity of industrial facilities by enabling staff to see the most pertinent sensor data in a dashboard-like view. It could also be used for automotive applications.
3. Can a Helmet Protect Workers in More Ways Than One?
The Los Angeles–based firm DAQRI has developed a helmet that can enable workers to spot hazards and help them from making mistakes when repairing equipment.
4. Maintaining a Fleet of Heavy Equipment Vehicles
Heavy machinery maker Caterpillar is using augmented reality technology for predictive maintenance enabling a user to look at a machine and instantly see a relevant visual overlay.
5. Monitoring Crops and Farm Vehicles
Augmented reality technology can help farmers not only monitor moisture, but they can track the temperature of their crops and keep track of their equipment. The image above is from intelliSCOUT, the maker of the first wearable cloud-based technology for agriculture.
6. Detecting and Preventing Pump Failures
Flowserve is a manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of flow control products and services, is aiming to simplify maintenance of its centrifugal pumps with mixed reality.
7. Making Technical Documentation Actually Useful
Augmented reality can help replace printed instructions by overlaying contextual information directly over parts that are ready to be assembled. The same principle can be used for diagnosing problems.
8. Cutting the Cost of Shipping Freight
Shipping goods across oceans would be safer, less expensive, and less polluting if it was managed with augmented reality, according to Rolls-Royce.
9. Visualizing Product Design in 3-D
With AR, designers could see the products they are designing explode to life in the form of a life-sized virtual replica that can appear like it is sitting in the same room.
10. Making Medical Education Interactive
Heads up display technology by itself could revolutionize how medical education is performed