How the Pandemic is Accelerating Industrial Applications of AR and VR
It’s no longer unique or insightful to point out that the pandemic has accelerated a number of societal trends that were already in motion. That list of trends includes the move of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) from an entertainment-focused industry to a business facing one. Pandemic-driven remote work has drastically accelerated the implementation of these technologies in professional settings. From industrial enterprises to technical training to remote installation of new equipment, AR and VR have stepped in to replace the in-person interactions for which videoconferencing is insufficient.
AR allows for remote employees to share the same view from across the planet, allowing instruction on equipment installation, repair or use. With 5G technology being rolled out, new equipment needs to be installed in remote locations around the world.