In this short summary you may be surprised by the high fraction of AR users in healthcare buildings domain. As in other fields of construction, augmented reality is now a mandatory technology to accelerate projects. According to the report “2021 State of Augmented Reality in Facilities Management,” 30 percent of healthcare buildings are using augmented reality. The next closest facility types are manufacturing at 26 percent, education at 25 percent and corporate offices at 23…"Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use "
Losses and mistakes within biopharmaceutical processes can be significant, with the potential to cost millions of dollars in lost batches. Process operators can be exposed to anomalous situations which are difficult to train and prepare for in a live, lab-based environment.The National Horizons Centre team, led by Professor Gary Montague and Dr Mahmudul Hassan has created a realistic virtual learning environment to simulate the operation of a bioproduction plant and actively engage with virtual emergency…"Virtual reality solutions helping to improve bioscience training at Teesside University"
The company also stated that COVID-19 has also made it very difficult for SHL to travel and gather for engineering training. With the Vuzix M400 smart glasses, engineering staff can now be trained remotely and provided hands-free setup and guidance for new equipment activations in the field. Finally, on-site visits by vendors located overseas used to require travel to and from foreign sites. With the Vuzix M400 smart glasses, vendors now can connect with technical…"Scandinavian Health Ltd deploying Vuzix M400 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to provide remote support services"
In this use case presented by PTC we can understand how a pharmaceutical company uses augmented reality (and remote expertise) to improve the SOP (Standard operating procedure) management. The technology helps front-line workers to be trained on SOP and reduce errors on the field. There is also a interesting part on the process to capture expert skills (and how to create training process). According to the customer, new workers are tasked with learning 250 SOPs…"Leveraging Augmented Reality in Pharma Manufacturing with PTC"
Ce cas d’usage explique comme Schwan Cosmetics utilise la réalité augmentée pour assurer la maintenance de ses outils partout dans le monde. Les machines requises pour la fabrication sont développées et produites par Schwan Cosmetics, dans son siège principal de Heroldsberg, près de Nuremberg, et sont exploitées sur huit sites dans le monde entier. Comme les experts ultraspécialisés pour ces machines travaillent au siège, les maintenances de routine et éventuelles défaillances des machines de production…"Schwan Cosmetics : assurer la maintenance des machines avec la réalité augmentée"
In UK, the creation of the “Ventilator Challenge UK” has request a rapid switch for industrial people. The use of augmented reality to acquire new skills has been crucial. Rather than putting wearers of the headset in a fully computer-generated world, as virtual reality does, HoloLens allows users to place 3D digital models in the room alongside them; users can walk around the objects they create and interact with them using gestures, gaze and voice.…"AMRC produces AR headsets to manufacture medical ventilators"
Building hospitals and, in particular, operating rooms is very complex. The cost could increase dramatically if a little mistake is done during the design process. In this article authors explain how 3D modeling (not only virtual reality) simplifies this collaborative task and helps people to imagine new solutions. It allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does. This freedom in the virtual world offers several benefits in testing…"Evolving healthcare design with virtual reality technology"
Slowly AR enters the medical devices market for training or maintenance purposes. Recently, the AR company NexTech AR Solutions signs a big contract with Sterilis Solutions to use AR technology with these products. AR will be used by Sterilis Solutions sales department to train dealers network. Photo from NexTech AR Solutions on https://www.nextechar.com/university/ “We are excited that Sterilis has adopted NexTech’s powerful and industry-leading augmented reality offering to drive both its product marketing and client…"Augmented Reality Firm Lands First Deal in Medical Device Market"
For hospitals, like for many other building, augmented reality is a great help to easy the conception step with true users. Architects use it to show how the building will be and to collect users’ opinion. In this article authors gives many illustration of AR and VR uses in this view. Even the most experienced clinical planners, people who have dedicated 30+ years to the design of healthcare facilities, cannot provide all the answers. Only…"Augmented reality : A new frontier in hospital design"
Thermo Fisher Scientific (an American biotechnology product development company) use now virtual reality to train new employees in the Greenville’s factory. As the factory looks for more than 100 new people, the VR will be used to shorten training time by up to 50%! For the moment, only a room is operational for 20 persons but other are planed. The company has installed a training center equipped with virtual reality capabilities to help advance the onboarding and training…"Thermo Fisher Opens VR Training Center In Greenville"
Altran a présenté ce cas d’usage, réalisé en partenariat avec Sanofi, dans le cadre de l’opération ” l’Usine Extraordinaire” l’année dernière au Grand Palais à Paris. Il s’agit de donner des outils facilitateurs à des opérateurs en charge, en particulier, du contrôle qualité en laboratoire. L’utilisation de réalité augmentée projetée permet de ne pas modifier fondamentalement le mode opératoire et de ne pas contraindre l’utilisateur à utiliser de nouveaux outils. Grâce à notre use case…"ESOP : notre solution de digitalisation des procédures opérateurs en réalité augmentée"
Apprentice uses for the moment 4 types of glasses : Microsoft HoloLens, Epson Moverio BT 200, Vuzix M100 and Vuzix M300. The software suite allows to record video, to see documents and to make a video call. It is very close to other solutions existing in industry. Apprentice has raised money to build out its biopharma-focused augmented reality business. The startup provides smart glasses applications that enable hands-free data capture, remote problem solving and other tasks at…"Augmented reality startup Apprentice bags $2.5M to build on uptick in biopharma interest"