June 16, 2023 – Arvizio, a provider of augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) solutions for the enterprise, has this week announced a new suite of features for its no-code AR Instructor solution, including interactive and responsive digital twin actions, hands-free gesture capabilities, and multi-user conferencing with remote assistance.
AR Instructor provides the tools to train and guide personnel and enhance the productivity of physical work. The platform allows for the creation of instructional content in the form of step-by-step procedures, using no-code authoring tools and the seamless integration of 3D models, videos, documents, and images. As a result, companies can create engaging training content tailored specifically to their own standard operating procedures and complex equipment, according to Arvizio. Additionally, users are able to quickly connect with remote experts, who can see an on-site worker’s physical world in real-time and collaborate via a web browser.
The new AR Instructor technology feature enhancements include:
Hands-free Gestures for Magic Leap 2 – Hands-free capabilities are a critical aspect of AR guided workflows and enable users to visualize overlaid instructions and assets while leaving the hands unrestricted to perform a required activity. AR Instructor on Magic Leap 2 allows users to switch between controller utilization and gestures seamlessly within the application while performing complex tasks. Use of the controller remains a preferred method when authoring 3D workflows.
Remote Expert Conferencing – AR Instructor now supports conference features for simultaneous interaction with multiple participants. The Arvizio conference feature allows several team members to join a web browser user session and provide real-time feedback. Participants can capture freeze-frame pictures from the onsite user’s video feed and provide AR annotations visible to all participants.
Responsive Digital Twins – The use of digital twins, in standalone training scenarios or overlayed on physical equipment, provide AR Instructor users with precise, easily identified attributes to further guide their instruction. AR Instructor now includes interactive and responsive digital twin features:
- 3D Model Hot Spots: Digital twins can be augmented with hot spot areas or feature buttons, which direct users to take action, move to a new step, or validate positive identification;
- 3D Model Responsive Movement: The ability to accurately position parts and components is vital to many training scenarios. AR Instructor responds to the movement of components to validate accuracy of placement and provide guiding responses to users.
Arvizio stated that the new features are available for Magic Leap 2 and Microsoft HoloLens 2 headsets, as well as iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. A demo package is also available for Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces.
“As business leaders work to actively address ongoing staffing shortages, it is important for them to optimize operational practices and training initiatives,” said Alex Berlin, President and CEO at Arvizio. “AR Instructor continues to give companies new features that are not only highly tailored to enhancing retention and hiring efforts, but also configurable to allow each individual company to personalize their instruction for their unique needs. With AR Instructor, customers can reduce their training workload and improve accuracy and safety so that they can focus on business growth.”
For more information on Arvizio and its AR Instructor platform, please visit the company’s website.
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