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AR Trends in the Post COVID world

COVID19 is affecting most of the country's political, social and economic dimensions like never before. Some of the drastic steps that have been taken by the nations to curb the spread of the novel virus are Physical Lockdown, Social Distancing, Brick and Mortar closure, and Telecommuting. In situations like these, it is important to manoeuvre to digital tools that can help to accelerate organizational goals faster without risking the lives of the employees. In this article, we will look at some of the AR Trends that will follow the post world and how it would impact industrial operations.

A ubiquitous tool for the frontline workers

In a manufacturing unit, workers are acquainted with a lot of issues that require an immediate response like repair, maintenance and troubleshoot of industrial machinery. In such cases, improved models of AR Glasses can be highly beneficial to the workers as it would reinforce safety, offer remote support, detect system glitches and provide diagnosis and prognosis.

Collaboration and Co-operation

Social distancing is the new norm and industries are looking for options to ensure business continuity. Undoubtedly, there is a dire-need for industry leaders to implement cutting-edge technology and embrace the new paradigm shift. To ensure the day-to-day running of the business, AR will be a game-changer as it will allow teams and clients to work together without sharing a physical space. To illustrate, the AR remote assistance tool puts all necessary data and instructions in technicians’ hands in real-time. It can help technicians gain immediate access to remote experts when necessary, streamline the field service process, quickly execute field repairs, or even communicate with customers.

Affordable, Accessible and Comfortable

The low-cost wearable device is the key to mass adoption across various industries. Many companies like Nreal and Vuzix have come up AR solution, which are way cheaper than Hololens 2 and Magic Leap One. It is also anticipated that most of the AR device will be adopting Wi-Fi 6 capability also known as 802.11ax, offering high performance, lower latency and faster data rates.

Improved AR Software

AR software provides a certain advantage to the enterprises over other software. It seamlessly works across devices like smartphones, tablets, desktop to name a few. The capability of overlaying digital images in the real world offers various possibilities/use-cases for an organization like Training, Customer Engagement, Product Visualization and many more. For example, NexTech AR Solutions Corp has launched new video communication software for its Inferno AR platform, integrating collaborative classroom learning, one-to-one networking and traditional video conferencing all in one place.