December 2, 2021 – Augmentir, Inc., a provider of augmented worker software, has announced that it has been awarded an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AFWERX program’s goal is to foster Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and help bring about an Air Force culture of innovation, with an ultimate aim of solving problems and enhancing the effectiveness of the Air Force.
As part of the Phase II effort, Augmentir’s software platform will be utilized to drive innovation and readiness within the USAF’s maintenance organization. Augmentir’s software will utilize artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) to enable Air Force maintainers to inspect, troubleshoot, and repair more efficiently. The solution will deliver improvements across several areas, including:
- Productivity and quality – Augmentir’s AR-based digital work instructions help to increase the accuracy and consistency of routine maintenance and inspection procedures;
- Knowledge sharing – Augmentir’s technology helps to centralize mindshare and build a knowledge base for training and organizational improvement;
- QA and compliance – Digital QA sign offs, data capture, and automatically generated audit trail documentation ensure compliance;
- Training and workforce development – Augmentir’s platform enables In-line and “moment of need” training, helping to fill knowledge gaps for better skills retention. Al-based recommendations can also suggest both individual and organization-wide actions to improve overall maintenance effectiveness.
According to the company, its solution has been successfully deployed across industries such as manufacturing, construction, utilities, oil and gas, mining, and field service. Commenting on the SBIR Phase II award, Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir, said: “We are honored that our AI-based connected worker technology has now entered the US Armed Forces. We look forward to delivering an innovative solution that will help improve the operational readiness of the Air Force.”
For more information on Augmentir and its AI powered, AR enabled connected workforce solutions, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: Augmentir / AFWERX
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