Augmented Reality: Enabling the future

The first three parts of our series on augmented reality have showcased current solutions that make Industry 4.0 possible. This final article will focus on how the field of AR will develop in the future. A future made possible by advancing technology and an ever-growing adoption of augmented reality. The next generation of smart glasses [...]

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A smarter workfloor with Augmented Reality.

Our previous installment showed how training your workers with augmented reality can help them perform quicker with fewer mistakes. This story will be about using AR to make your workers’ daily work easier and help them solve problems in a quick and efficient way. Augmented measuring AR can be used to show digital information in [...]

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Augmented Training: learn while doing

As we learned in our first publication augmented reality lets you share information in a clear, concise, and contextual way. This makes it ideal for training purposes. In this installment we will show you how AR training can be used to cut assembly times by almost a third while reducing on-the-job mistakes by over 90%. [...]

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Augmented Reality: Empowering Industry 4.0

Augmented Reality: for some it’s science fiction. But those in the know have been using it for years to reduce faults, increase efficiency, and improve their bottom line. Companies like Boeing, DAF, and DHL rely on augmented reality to keep their processes running smoothly. If you want to know how to make your company leaner, [...]

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HowTo: Make your own AR App

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

Do you want to know how to make your own Augmented Reality apps? Then this is the article for you! Of course, I won’t share all our secrets, but after reading this you’ll be on your way to making fresh AR experiences. This how-to will be an introduction to setting up Unity3D and Vuforia and [...]

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The new worker: bridging knowledge and action with augmented reality.

Categories:General

At TWNKLS we believe that knowledge is the most valuable good we produce. This is especially true in the complex automotive field. Factory workers use their knowledge to build your car, salesmen make information sparkle in order to sell you that car, you’ve had to learn a whole lot of it to even be legally [...]

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Dutch police use augmented reality to investigate crime scenes

Categories:General

You’re the first police officer to arrive at the scene: a suspected ecstasy lab. There’s drug paraphernalia everywhere, but which piece of evidence could be most helpful for your investigation? Then, a massive virtual arrow appears, pointing out a bottle of chemicals, accompanied by a note saying: “Bag this please”. Dutch police are trialling an [...]

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Developing for Hololens

TWNKLS is always pushing the envelope when it comes to Augmented Reality Development and solutions. Thus when the Microsoft Hololens was released we couldn’t sit back and watch it unfold into one of the leading AR development platforms in the market. The main question we quickly asked ourselves was “What does it take to develop [...]

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HowTo: Using C++ in Objective-C

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

When developing for iOS, a developer might sometimes need to go from Objective-C to C++ and from C++ to Objective-C again. For example when you have a library in C++ which you want to use inside your Objective-C project. Both languages are derivatives from C but are somewhat a pain in the bottom to combine. [...]

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Standalone or Wide field-of-view HMD? (HoloLens vs. Meta2)

Categories:General, Technology

July 1, 2016 - Dr.ir. Dragos Datcu, Principal Researcher Augmented Reality Up to date, two of the most promising Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for Augmented Reality (AR), are Microsoft HoloLens and Meta2. The two (still experimental) optical see-through HMDs have similar appearance and (presumably also similar weights – no full specs available). Several technical characteristics of the [...]

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