Smart operations and field service
Smart glasses are used across all sectors as a valuable addition to the manufacturing and supply-chain operations for several reasons.
Smart glasses enable workers to connect and communicate with experts from across the globe. The first-person view of the situation is streamed, which allows workers to obtain real-time guidance through "see what I see" live-video collaboration. As a result, problems are fixed properly in the first attempt, resolutions are quick and efficient, thereby resulting in reduction of standard repair time.
Better resource use
With a vast, connected workforce, the automated systems can redirect or alert workers to prevent delays and meet production levels. The use of data collection software enables managers to track productivity statistics to maximise output, improve quality, and reduce errors.
Instant access to production data
Smart glasses connect with a manufacturer's database and provide the workforce with real-time data, charts, graphicsa and other information that is essential for production. This allows the workforce to improvise.
Easy digital inspections
Workers wearing smart glasses can digitally inspect the product for defects. Next, they connect to the records, refer to repair guides and videos, capture before and after images, and mark progress for quality audits.
Precautionary measures: Smart glasses enhance a manufacturer's safety culture by recording procedures and performing job-hazard analyses. This gives workers information regarding the necessary safety gear and steps to be taken. The margin of error is reduced because all the data is available virtually and in real time.
Comprehensive field knowledge capture: As experienced workers retire, there are never enough skilled applicants, and businesses need to upskill both their new and existing employees to ensure knowledge retention. Smart glasses offer simple solutions with their knowledge-capture capabilities.
Experienced employees wear smart glasses while performing tasks, capturing the details of the process in visual and audio format. New employees can access these recordings instead of reading pages of manuals to ensure faster learning. This also ensures that the experienced senior staff does not have to take time off from their tasks to help less-experienced operators.