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XR applications in industries

HOW CAN MY INDUSTRY BENEFIT FROM XR PRODUCTS

What is XR

XR is not a specific technology but an umbrella term that is used to group technologies such as VR, AR and MR together. The ‘X’ can be seen as a placeholder for V(R), A(R) or M(R).

What is the difference between AR/VR/MR

AR or Augmented Reality adds digital elements to the real world using the camera of a smartphone or head mounted displays (glasses). In VR the experience is completely computer generated and the real world is not blended with digital content. Mixed Reality is an improvement of AR where the digital content and the real-world interact. Using MR-technologies we can map the digital content onto the correct physical location. At Vires we usually use AR instead of MR because MR is not known to the general public.

Which sectors are using XR?

XR applications are found in the automotive industry, healthcare, retail, tourism, real estate, architecture, construction, education, recruitment, entertainment, sports, gambling, art, …

Vires and XR

Vires is focusing on B2B applications. We believe in the added value of Virtual and Augmented solutions to enhance and improve performance, safety and motivation in your company.

Vires’ playfield

Vires is currently active in industrial maintenance, aerospace, automotive, retail and healthcare. Although we focus on these sectors we don’t limit ourselves to them. We keep on meeting new clients with a desire to start using XR to improve their business and when we feel there is a match we broaden our horizon.

Automotive

AR & VR IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

XR (AR/VR/MR) in automotive

The number of cases of XR applications for the automotive sector has increased enormously in the last 24 months. Using XR in the automotive sector Vires.xyz can help you tospeed up and reshape the designing and manufacturing process, provide immersive training and sales experiences, improve driving experience and vehicle safety, and streamline after-sales services and maintenance processes. The advantages and possibilities are endless and can be implemented across the entire value chain of the automotive sector:  

 

Research and development  

Using AR-software applications and hardware as the Microsoft HoloLens 2, there can be prototype development and testing using AR. Remote testing and virtual prototyping can also be done using our technology and solutions 

VR-software has a lot of advantages of traditional methods if it comes down to training your personnel. You don’t need hardware, the hardware cannot break and users can train at their own pace and as much as they like. Personnel can be schooled even before new products are available.

Manufacturing and supplies 

In addition to diagnoses of a car, the manufacturer or supplier can also provide the correct procedure for constructing, assembling and fine-tuning the vehicles in the most perfect way possible. The car manufacturer will receive usable big data per vehicle so that high-quality adjustments can be proactively introduced into the production and maintenance of vehicles. The HoloLens 2 and Dux can be used for assistance when problems occur in the production line, used for quality control by overlying virtual layers on the target and enable vision-picking in logistics. Additionally, the training of staff can also be done in faster, economical, safer way while improving the educational quality.  

Sales and marketing

By wearing the HoloLens 2, customers and retailers are able to use an augmented car configurator that is able to showcase exterior details, options, accessories, and exterior parts.  

The internal work organization can also be organized more efficiently and effectively by using our Dux applications to communicate with each other, add virtual instructions and comments on vehicles and much more. Lastly, training of staff or expert assistance for staff is also possible using one of our applications.   

Aftersales and services 

Since 2018, the IAM (Independent Automotive Market) has had the diagnostic data per vehicle from the car manufacturer. With the AR application, in addition to what to do, information can also be received about how maintenance and / or repairs should be done. Our AR applications can also replace easily misinterpreted, 2D, traditional handbooks by 3D, virtual technical manuals using step-by-step instructions that can include videos, photos, and much more. Using object recognition AR is again able to showcase exterior details, options, accessories, exterior parts and even damage analysis for repairs. Dux AR applications allow all of this to be done at the level of each independent garage. This way an own work culture can be created or be organized more efficiently.  

 

Contact us for more detailed information about our AR applications in the automotive sector; also for commercial vehicles and agricultural machines.
 

 

Medical field

AR & VR IN THE MEDICAL SECTOR

The medical sector consists of complex processes: training, analysis, diagnosis, surgery, aftercare etc.

Dux, Our innovative AR-applications, can be used to improve all these processes by increasing confidence, efficiency and effectiveness, reducing stress and eliminating unexpected challenges while speeding up the process at the same time.

Our AR-technology running on AR-glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2) can be used as an essential tool to communicate, educate, and engage health care professionals and patients on innovations that will improve and enhance patient care.

 

  • Augmented surgery/care:

Using our Dux applications running on AR-glasses, can provide real time patient information, digital overlays and remote assistance. For example, surgeons can use AR to study their patients’ anatomy. They can enter their MRI data, and CT scans into an AR headset (e.g., HoloLens2). Then, overlay specific patient anatomy on top of their body before going into surgery. The process can help surgeons to visualize muscles, bones, and internal organs before or without cutting the body open. This results in more accurate and low-risk surgeries, saving time and lives.

Other use cases can be:

  • augmented reality showing defibrillators nearby and saving lives
  • remote, virtual collaboration between physicians using AR
  • Augmented reality as aid during surgery (anatomy, information about heart BMP, blood pressure etc.)
  • AR can help nurses find veins easily

 

 

  • Augmented diagnosis:

Patients often need to consult several specialists before getting the right diagnosis and treatment. This is time consuming and can cause severe consequences on patients with severe symptoms. Using AR multiple physicians, experts, specialist, nurses… could be diagnosing the same patient all at once, without having to move to the physical location of the patient. This way collaboration between health care professionals from different hospitals in the same or even different countries is facilitated.

  • remote, virtual collaboration between physicians with ar
  • augmented reality can help patients to describe their symptoms better

 

  • Augmented Practice/training:

Medical students would be able to perform augmented or virtual surgeries. Wearing an AR-headset, the student would be able to see digital overlays on a practice doll of a beating heart or other internal organs while practicing on his surgery skills. If an error is made, the student can practice even the most critical/dangerous operations without the fear of having a real patient killed.

Other use cases include:

  • Augmented surgery training without risk of life
  • Pharma companies can offer innovative drug information
  • HoloLens can help with the study of anatomy

 

Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented quickly and easily in different areas of the medical sector: from diagnosis to surgery and aftercare. Please contact us for more information on our applications. Not sure if Dux can be applicable to your area of expertise? Contact us and we will think it through together.

Aerospace

AR & VR IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

Maintenance is crucial in the aircraft manufacturing industry as even the smallest mistake can have severe consequences. This is why companies operating in this sector are always working on optimizing and improving every construction and maintenance process. Most of these processes are very complex, require expert knowledge and special trained workforces, and leave no space for error. Failure by human error can result in gigantic financial losses and even loss of lives.

We, at VIRES, have developed an AR-package “DUX” containing four different apps that are designed to help your company with even the most difficult processes. Augmented reality is the innovative technology that can provide solutions for complex problems, eliminate failure by human error, minimize losses and improve performance in this sector. Our apps, in conjunction with Augmented Reality Glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2) can provide real time information, digital overlays, remote assistance, specialized training and problem solving, and countless other benefits.

Even though the aviation industry has drastically improved their safety over the last few years, maintenance workers still experience a lot of pressure and stress due to the great risks involved with their line of work and the timeframe they need to work in, as their performance needs to be fast but very accurate.

Our Augmented Reality apps Dux Execute and Dux Assist (more information on the products page of this website) can play a key role for the user in reducing stress, overcoming unexpected challenges, improving confidence, efficiency and effectiveness while even speeding up the process at the same time.

On-site technicians, who are inspecting aircrafts and are working within tight deadlines, can encounter unexpected complex problems. This will result in delays, an increased level of stress and consequently a higher risk of human error. By using Dux, it is now possible to get remote support of  highly specialized experts.

These experts will receive real time footage of what the technician is looking at by live video streaming and providing the full view of the technician’s environment. Procedure violations, misinterpretation of data and information, or insufficient training can thus be completely eliminated. Even hidden problems can be more easily detected this way, as the expert and technician will be inspecting the aircraft simultaneously.

Experts can send instructions, upload documents like manuals, exchanges images or videos to the technician in real time and assist him in the best way possible. This speeds up the repair process and translates into a greater return on investment.  Moreover, technicians are more flexible in performing complex tasks due to the use of AR-glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2) that create the ability to perform various processes hands-free without distractions.

In addition to improving remote assistance, AR software can also be very beneficial for specialized training procedures while reducing very high costs and improving safety. Trainees are able to be adopted in a more engaging and interactive environment by using Augmented Reality.

Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented in all facets of the aircraft manufacturing industry: production, maintenance, repairs, safety, quality control and training. Please contacts us for more information and applications.

Security

AR & VR IN THE PHYSICAL SECURITY SECTOR

Real-time information offered in an effective and structured manner is critically important in today’s complex security sector. AR-technology can benefit the sector on levels of training, testing, monitoring, installation of security hardware and much more. With our innovative AR-application, DUX, all these processes can be executed more efficient, effective, confident and faster at the same time.

Current surveillance systems are often limited or flawed. Using Dux, in combination with AR-glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2), security personnel may have access to multi-tiered maps, which indicate information about the premises or the location of cameras and communicate their needs hands-free with control-centres in real time, enabling them to respond much faster and act appropriately.

Another big advantage for security personnel is to remain mobile and hands-free while receiving alerts or viewing footage locally or remotely over the Internet.

No matter their location, the AR-user can be immediately placed into any situation enabling faster and more accurate responses. After being alerted, security professionals wearing AR-devices can receive or send out real-time video stream of the scene, using the integrated high-resolution cameras in the device. This results in a big increase in situational awareness by combining surveillance cameras with mobile, on-the-ground views of more difficult areas.

Our cutting-edge technology can benefit security and surveillance in many other ways, including:

  • Augmented (on-site) video surveillance; increasing situational awareness not only through existing surveillance cameras, but also from on-the-ground personnel.
  • Aiding the installation of security systems (real-time monitoring, sensor/camera placement, maintenance, third party assistance…).
  • Facilitating communication between security centres and personnel by enabling video feeds from surveillance cameras to be transmitted through wearable devices.
  • Faster training procedures.
  • Vehicle fleet surveillance by registering cars.
  • Quicker response in man-down situations.

 

Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented quickly and easily. Not sure if Dux can be applicable to your area of security? Contact us for more information.

Construction

AR & VR IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

XR can be used to benefit all stages of construction: from designing, project planning, training and communications to on-site revisions, safety and inspection.

DUX offers a variety of innovative applications by which all these stages can be executed more efficient, effective, confident and faster while improving safety at the same time.

Our technology running on AR-glasses (e.g., HoloLens2) can be used by all professionals in the construction industry including architects, project leaders, engineer, technicians etc.

Design:

  • Using digital overlays and 3D-mapping by CAD data, architects and contractors can comprehensively picture what the structure will look like when it’s finished. By layering certain details and elements onto a building plan, stakeholders can also get a better understanding of the project.
  • Showing a new installation to an already existing building can also be easily visualized.

 

Project Planning:

  • Our XR-apps improve many features to improve efficiency: analyzing 3D models adjusting the construction schedule, getting ahead of logistics planning, allocate resources and divide tasks and deadline for the construction teams.

On-site project information:

  • When a construction site is facing a problem for example a miscalculation in the blueprints, the project manager can compare the digital and real structure, make changes, video-stream with an architect for assistance and much more.

Safety, training an inspection:

  • Digitalising manuals and visualizing new construction methods and complex procedures in construction (assembly, welding, electronics, plumbing) lower the possibility of human error, improve efficiency and lower stress.
  • Trainees can be trained to execute dangerous procedures in a safer environment using VR or AR.
  • Hazards are easily ignored when a task requires concentration. Users wearing AR-devices can be notified when working in a high-risk environment, raising the situational awareness and safety.
  • Inspection can be done much quicker and more effective if AR overlays are used. The user will be able to spot more problems and solve them faster without paper blueprint hassle and communication delays.

Team collaboration:

  • AR lets contractors/project leaders who can’t onsite be virtually and remotely present, strengthening the client-contractor relationship.
  • Remote assistance from people with experience in different fields (engineers, architects, technicians, project managers) is very time efficient. Not all workers must always be present at the site, and when something must be clarified, it takes time to get all the blueprints and models ready and consult all the parties involved. Using Dux Assist, the blueprints can be sent digitally and offsite experts can easily be consulted.

Construction:

  • During construction, AR facilitates accurate measurements and installation with digital overlays and instructions in AR. The possibility of human error is decreased, resulting in a faster but more reliable process.
  • In underground construction, AR can help visualize invisible cables, pipes and hoses and give all the critical information at any time (depth, ground and cable types, etc.). The risk of breaking pipes and snapping cables is eliminated, including all the time that would normally be wasted on fixing the additional issues.

 

Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented quickly and easily. Not sure if Dux can be applicable to your construction projects? Contact us for more information.

Facility management

AR & VR IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT

AR-technology can be a very powerful tool in effective facility management.

Equipment components like sensors, controls, bearings and bearings wear down over time or can get disconfigured. With regular maintenance these mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can last much longer. In order to maintain them adequately, detailed information is crucial.

Moreover, managing buildings can be done more easily when the exact place (using geolocations) of installations and components are known, when modifications and maintenance history are documented, when the current state and manuals are digitally included. Additionally, machines would be able to communicate with the user of the AR-device using IoT.

For example, an elevator breaks down in an industrial park. After being notified, the technician, using AR-technology will be able to receive real-time data of the issue. This data can include, the location of the building, the location of the elevator within the building, the type of elevator, digital manuals and procedures to resolve the issue, contact information for remote assistance when necessary and much more. The elevator will be repaired way more efficient and effective.

Other advantages and use cases include:

  • Not having to carry technical documents, since headgear can display the necessary information.
  • Freeing up both hands for the corresponding task, resulting in better concentration and higher work-efficiency.
  • Display components that are hidden behind equipment or ceilings, and also components that are embedded in walls and floors.
  • Reducing the chance of human error by identifying the components involved in a specific task or procedure.

Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented quickly and easily. Not sure if Dux can be applicable to your facilities? Contact us for more information.