Although the fourth industrial revolution is rapidly capturing the world, implementation cyber-physical systems in factory processes has not yet been fully launched. We now have a demand for augmented reality technology that will improve human productivity.
AR transforms volumes of data and analytics into images or animations that are overlaid on the real world. It allows people to process the physical and the digital simultaneously. For example, wearable AR devices for factory workers that superimpose production-assembly or service instructions are being piloted in thousands of companies.
Combining the capabilities of machines with humans’ distinctive strengths are leading to far greater productivity and more value creation than either could generate alone. AR helps humans enhance their own capabilities by taking full advantage of new digital knowledge and machine capabilities. AR is supplementing or replacing traditional manuals and training methods at an ever faster pace.