InnovaPoint has been an early adopters of augmented reality platforms and focused on building innovative AR based solutions and services targeted towards manufacturing, construction and automotive industries. Recently, the "Pokemon Go" phenomenon gave millions of people their first real taste of augmented reality
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology enriching the real world with digital information and media, such as 3D models and videos, overlaying in real-time the camera view of your smartphone, tablet, PC or connected glasses
Augmented Reality turns the environment around you into a digital interface by placing virtual objects in the real world, in real-time. Augmented Reality can be seen through a wide variety of experiences. We distinguish 3 main categories of Augmented Reality tools.
Augmented Reality 3D viewers, allow users to place life-size 3D models in your environment with or without the use of trackers. Trackers are simple images that 3D models can be attached to in Augmented Reality.
Augmented Reality browsers enrich your camera display with contextual information. For example, you can point your smartphone at a building to display its history or estimated value.
By using augmented reality (AR), service technicians and manufacturers can walk up to any item that has IoT technology and identify an object to get any information from a company’s back-end enterprise resource planning system. As a result, he or she will immediately have access to the object’s specs, inventory, location, and lead times.
While identifying the product, AR can also give the technician access to instructions and manuals that provide operational details. While working with the object, any videos can be played immediately through the AR system. It can be used as a guide in assembly, allowing technicians to manufacture products without the need of specialized education or looking through instructional sheets.
The software in AR technology can provide a visual cue to the technician where possible problems exist, as well as if there is a defect. This is helpful on the manufacturing floor when there are assembly machines that are not functioning correctly. The technician will see the actual problem even before opening up the product or machines for repairs. By allowing the object to provide a visual image via AR to the technician, it saves time and money during diagnosing and repairing. Likewise, using augmented reality technology, a technician can analyze a part that failed tolerances and determine if it is salvageable or needs to be fully replaced.
Some of leading hardware components used for AR based content/services development:
Below is a list of some of software languages/platforms used for AR based content/services development:
C# and C++
SQL or NoSQL Data- base
iOS and Android
Sensory Technology (leap-motion)