Scope AR is adding Apple’s ARKit to its software toolset, with a new demonstration showing how the technology can be applied to remote collaboration.
The video above shows how a worker can leave a series of notes or annotations on objects in the real world with the company’s Remote AR software, while allowing a remote worker on a second device to observe live. The idea is that you could have an off-site expert guiding a less experienced worker on-site. Scope AR’s technology is built around augmented reality-based instructions that overlay helpful information, like assembly steps, on a view of the real world, with the goal of helping companies save time and money by letting people learn on the job or be guided quickly and efficiently by off-site experts. The company says its customers include Caterpillar and Lockheed Martin, among others.
We’ve seen demonstrations of Scope AR’s software in an AR headset like HoloLens before, but the tech’s arrival on Apple’s devices opens up hundreds of millions of devices to the technology, potentially multiplying the usage scenarios for Scope AR’s technology.
“With our technology, any company can use an existing iPhone or iPad to implement AR within their workforces today, allowing workers to complete tasks faster and more accurately, while also producing significant cost and time-savings,” said Scott Montgomerie, CEO of Scope AR, in a prepared statement.
ARKit arrives on the Remote AR platform with the expected launch of Apple’s iOS 11.