“If you sit behind a computer all day, you always have information at your fingertips, but if you work in a lab or manufacturing facility, it’s a different story. Yet critical, hands-free information can be very valuable to workers in those environments.” That’s Angelo Stracquatanio, CEO of Apprentice.io, talking about the new Apprentice augmented reality platform. Apprentice, he says, allows people who work with their hands to easily access digital information throughout the day, whether they are performing experiments in a lab or working in a biopharma manufacturing suite.
Epson has incorporated its projector technology and front-facing camera into a lightweight pair of glasses, which, together with the Apprentice platform, allows workers, engineers and scientists to view schematic diagrams, product manuals, instructional videos and other digital information hands-free. At the same time, the built-in Moverio camera allows them to capture visual data quickly and naturally without pausing from their work.