Colleagues from a cancer research laboratory showed us their 100+ step processes in following laboratory protocols.
They complained about error rates and redoing work at least a few times a week.
Tablets and smart phones were not allowed in the sterile lab environment.
Together with the researcher team we developed a prototype with an Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display and built an instruction management system for the computer.
The result: A hands-free step-by-step protocol guidance throughout the full operative performance of 45min laboratory operations.
In conclusion the solution didn't just come with benefits: Ergonomics of the heavy AR HMD (Magic Leap One), battery times and limited field of view added a negative connotation to the economic benefits of time savings.
Useful applications with lighter and more comfortable head-gear in production environments are plentiful as progressive industrial players have already shown in the verticals of manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and aviation and logistics.
Last Edited on Sep 2, 19:00 PM.