Proving value in workforce optimization

The latest edition of our bi-annual report explores how augmented reality solutions are being leveraged to reduce traking time and costs to bridge the worker skill gap. Our research finds industrial enterprises are the highest adopters of AR solutions and are seeing dramatic results in driving worker efficiency and quality, while lowering costs. The augmented reality industry report report includes actionable insights on use cases and beneficiaries, as well as detailed real-world examples.

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The State of Industrial Augmented Reality 2019

AR adoption by industry

Which industries are moving quickly to capitalize on the AR opportunity?

Software
Software developers
Conveyor Belt
Industrial products
Automotive
Automotive
Education
Education
A_D
A&D
Electronics High Tech
Electronics & high tech hardware
Professsional Services
Professional services
Other
Other
Life Sciences
Life sciences

AR market use case distribution by role

How is AR being applied to produce business results?

Design

Digital design review - 47%

Using AR to inspect and test 3D digital prototypes, complimenting traditional prototyping.

Design

Augmented design review - 36%

Superimposing changes or design enhancements on top of a physical product or prototype.

Manufacturing

Operator & assembly work instructions - 25%

Overlay in-context detailed assembly and manufacturing instructions on how to perform processes, operate machinery, or assemble parts.

Manufacturing

Maintenance work instructions - 25%

Overlay in-context detailed maintenance instructions on how to repair and perform upkeep on complex machinery.

Manufacturing

Quality assurance - 13%

Validate production quality by comparing overlaid 3D digital CAD models to physical productions. AR also enables workers to add photos and videos to a quality assurance report.

Manufacturing

Virtual layout planning - 13%

Production facility planning using AR to overlay, change, and validate floor layout designs.

Manufacturing

Performance dashboards & alerts - 15%

View overlaid real-time equipment KPIs in context.

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Market And Sell

Virtual product companions - 45%

Augments users experience and makes the product more engaging.

Market And Sell

Augmented brand experience - 35%

Leverage AR-enabled advertisements to create more engaging and dynamic experiences.

Service

Service manual & instructions - 27%

Augmented training materials enable a faster response and decision making and increased first-time fix rate as service technicians can rapidly access information hands-free.

Service

Service inspection & verification - 21%

Service training is more efficient, situational, and realistic than traditional training through paper manuals.

Service

Remote expertise - 20%

Remote expertise (i.e. AR collaboration) bridges the gap between technical experts and a lesser skilled workforce.

Service

Customer self-service - 17%

Overlaying in-context detailed product instructions to help improve the end customer self-service experience.

Service

Guided work instructions - 14%

Overlaying floating arrows and simple text checklists on instructions means solving a problem.

Operations

Augmented operator manual - 33%

Displays product operation information and instructions for product usage and simple repairs overlaid in context of the product.

Head Up Display

Head-up display - 24%

Provides real-time access to safety alerts, maps, and other dynamic content overlaid on the user’s dashboard or line of sight.

Operations

Augmented interface - 22%

Extend the product’s means to be controlled through an augmented user interface. The augmented interface can enable the removal of physical interfaces (i.e. button).

Operations

Digital product extension - 20%

Overlay digital graphics and information on physical product to enhance overall customer experience.

Training

Job-specific training - 35%

Interactive and situational training that overlays 3D instructions for job tasks and assignments enabling hands-on and traditional training simultaneously.

Training

Safety & security training - 18%

Overlaying of 3D instructions on security and safety procedures to prepare employees to handle potentially life-threatening or dangerous situations.

Training

Expert coaching - 21%

Remote expert collaboration enables employees to access insights in real-time on specific job processes or tasks.

Training

Knowledge transfer - 20%

Enabling employees with remote expert collaboration to access insights in real-time on specific job processes or tasks.

Design

Collaborative Design Review - 2%

Engineers and designers use a shared view in AR to collaboratively review and develop products

AR market overview

Which roles and users are enterprises focused on empowering with AR first?

Expected go-live timeline

When do enterprises project their AR pilots will move to production?

AR trends: Hardware usage in the AR market

Which devices are AR experiences being delivered through?

Smartphone Smartphone
Tablet Tablet
Digital Eyeware
Digital eyewear
Training
Other

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