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Smart glasses are increasingly being chosen by the leading industrial companies of the world to drive meaningful outcomes. In this inspirational presentation, real stories will be shared on how businesses are deploying smart glasses into production environments today, alongside the vision of where it all goes from here. Businesses are investing into smart glasses with visions on how it begins to transform the workplace today alongside other industry 4.0 drivers such as industrial IoT, big data analytics, and the connected workers. Ultimately, smart glasses connect the human workforce with the intelligence of machines and data, enabling people to keep pace with the machines.

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APX Labs, maker of Skylight© enterprise platform for wearables and a 2016 World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, recently engaged with Boeing on a smart glasses implementation for one of the company's wiring harness production sites, and saw meaningful results: a 25% decrease in assembly time and significant reduction in error rates.

To learn more about the use case, read the article on CIO, or check out this video.


Jason DeStories

When you truly sit in the pilot seat, from the technician's point of view, having a hands-free device where the information is just always in the upper right corner of your eye really starts to make sense.

Jason DeStories, R&D engineer - Boeing

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Case Studies
Augmented Reality in Manufacturing at the Boeing Company - Lessons Learned and Future Directions

This report summarizes problems and solutions identified in “Augmented Reality: Development and Implementation for Manufacturing at Boeing,” by Paul Davies and David Lee, a case study published by the Boeing Company in March 2014.

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Augmented Reality in the Navy-A Roadmap

 This document, released on 30 September 2015, describes Augmented Reality and use cases in the Navy. It is made available to the public with permission from the author. The Navy Augmented Reality Community (NARC) self-organized with a common passion for AR, and with a desire to work more effectively across NRE boundaries to advance the state of the art. 

Case Studies
Order Picking with Augmented Reality Smartglasses

Although often considered a nuisance, order picking is one of the most important steps in supply chain logistics and warehousing, accounting for approximately 20% of all logistics costs and up to 55% of the total cost of warehousing5 . Moreover, order picking is the last supply chain step before goods are delivered to the customer. Mistakes made in this step cannot be undone internally anymore and thus directly influence the customer’s perceived quality of...