How many times has this happened to you: you’re plugging away at your computer making fantastic progress on a project that needs to close by the weekend when all of a sudden the screen freezes. It might as well have turned to ice before your eyes. You click the mouse frantically. Your mind runs wild with worry. When did you last hit save?
Unless you work for a computer technology company, chances are you’ll have to wait longer than you’d like for help. But what if you could solve the problem yourself, with no technical training whatsoever and with no confusing field manuals, with the help of augmented technology?
That’s right. If you think augmented reality is just a nifty advertising tool, you’re in for a surprise. The technology behind this innovation is not just for entertainment. It is also being used to solve problems in the workplace and at home. With wearable tech such as Google Glass, for example, technicians can see how to repair broken devices by simply looking at them. With gadgets such as these, it’s no surprise that a recent study found that one in three workers in the U.S. and the U.K. believe wearable tech helped in their career development (Source: http://goo.gl/idRo10).
Just imagine how much time you’d save if you could slip on a pair of shades, see exactly what caused your computer to freeze, and get back on track without ever having to wait for IT to finish helping out your frantic colleague.
Have you used augmented reality in the workplace? What impact has it had? (Feel free to leave your answer in the comments section below!)
By Eric Vidal – Eric Vidal, Sr. VP, Lead Generation, Broadsuite Media Group