AR visualization: Remote control for industrial workers

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AR visualization: Remote control for industrial workers

Kognitiv Spark is a cutting edge worker support platform that brings holographic AR visualization through the Microsoft HoloLens to the field or job-site for help troubleshooting, inspecting or repairing objects from experts situated in offices or offsite. Billed as a “industrial-worker support tool”, it is now on trial in the Microsoft app store. RemoteSpark leverages mixed-reality technology and interactive 3D intelligence to deliver significant productivity gains for industrial clients, according to its maker.
The platform is currently designed for the Microsoft HoloLens and empowers workers to improve maintenance and repairs using 3D content, interactive holograms, and live IoT data. Offsite subject matter experts located anywhere in the world can see what the onsite field worker sees trough the HoloLens for AR visualization, and together they can troubleshoot tasks or perform inspections, eliminating travel costs for subject matter experts, reducing equipment downtime and errors, and improving repairs and inspections.

This is a product with a strong market need that exists today. We have something that none of our competitors have been able to replicate, especially with our level of stability,

said Kognitiv Spark CEO Yan Simard.

Clients often report that using the product for a single event can create savings that cover the annual licensing fee. A reliable, handsfree, secure platform that can withstand challenging environments is critical for the work that our clients do, and we designed it with this in mind.

Simard claims that what sets this platform ahead of the augmented and mixed-reality pack is the ability to drag and drop files into filed or convert to 3D holograms, as well as the ability to create and interact with digital IoT twins using a client’s existing data. The communications functionality is the most stable and robust on the market today, he said, making it reliable under low-bandwidth or high-CPU usage conditions.
RemoteSpark is designed for industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and the oil and gas sectors. The next phase of platform development will bring an AI ambient intelligence component, so an object can be recognized by the platform then deliver relevant content to the worker hen they need it.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Kognitiv Spark

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