November 12, 2009 1:44 pm

Thomas K. Carpenter

Head-mounted displays are the killer hardware that augmented reality needs to break free from “magic lens” smartphone technology.  SAP TV shows us an industrial application concept at a Dailmer AG plant.  The part stocker is using an HMD with augmented reality to keep track of the correct parts (their wording makes it sound like this is a concept only.)

The concept screen the worker sees looks like:

HMD at Dailmer









If this technology can be realized then plant floors can make big improvements in efficiency and cost by cutting down on expensive errors.

The SiWear research project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Partners are SAP Research, Daimler AG, teXXmo GmbH; The Mobile Research Center and Neo Business Partners GmbH.

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