The fate that has touched the consumer version of Google Glass two years ago was known to all. But from here to declare that augmented reality journey is still long is nothing short of reckless. This technology is finding increasingly important and extensive in the manufacturing industry.
The engineers of Lockheed Martin have begun to use Microsoft HoloLens to develop spacecraft models such as that in the coming years will land on Mars. The reality also increased is extremely useful in areas such as training and production.
Lockheed Martin considers the HoloLens as a huge benefit in terms of 3D visualization, speed, and quality of the work. The ability to put together all the information that a technician needs to acquire for the construction of a satellite or a space veivolo, the fact that you have all this information available directly in HoloLens and guided instructions for assembling a product is a huge advantage in terms of time and efficiency.
Even major car manufacturers such as BMW and Volkswagen have experimented with augmented reality. They find it useful especially the fact that workers can perform some of the tasks hands-frees without counting the greater immediacy in the process of communication between the different teams.
Boeing has also used augmented reality to help its engineers to more easily maneuver among the thousands of cables required to connect the electrical systems of an aircraft.
Few but important examples demonstrate how augmented reality is becoming much more than just a way to entertain or to entertain millions of users is the Pokémon Go game. According to a recent IDC study, the augmented reality market till late 2016 was worth 209 million dollars and is expected to touch $49 billion by 2021.