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Why does Augmented Reality optimize training in Industry?

The training of new arrivals or young temporary workers plays a major role in the sustainability of the industry and its know-how. Each year, a large budget is allocated to the creation of various training modules, most often requiring the mobilisation of several business experts capable of handing over the know-how they are sometimes the only one  to possess . However, the retirement of only one of these experts would be crucial for the company; and without an efficient hand over of know-how, it is a waste of time that represents a significant financial cost each year. To overcome these major problems, Augmented Reality represents a considerable asset with immediate and substantial results over time..

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1. Augmented Reality: Saving time for training in industry

Mentoring time and sometimes oral hand over of certain industrial know-how represent a considerable waste of time and money for industries that mobilize their trade experts among learners. On the one hand, the fact of requisitioning a trade expert for a complete and often long training time prevents him/her from bringing his/her precious know-how to the essential areas of the industrial site, which leads to a slowdown in the productivity and profitability of the production lines. On the other hand, the often oral hand over of know-how does not guarantee optimal learning because it depends heavily on the accuracy of the trainer and the diligence of the learner.

Where traditional learning can be approximate, Augmented Reality represents an alternative source of reliable know-how. The Spectral Augmented Reality TMS solution allows your experts to digitize their know-how in 20 minutesThe training modules can be easily and intuitively created to suit your company's industrial processes. Equipping your learners with Augmented Reality spectacles means allowing a partial autonomy of learning in industrial training courses, throughthe AR instructions you will have previously defined and which will appear in their operational field of view. As a result, mentoring time are divided by 2since the business expert will be able to concentrate on field operations that are essential to the smooth running of the industrial site, while having the possibility of remotely consulting the learner's progress, thanks to the platformSpectral Studio.

In an instant, the trade expert is able to identify the unassimilated points of the industrial process and turn to the learner concerned to give him/her special attention, gauge his/her skills and review the blocking points directly with him/her. Thanks to Augmented Reality, it is on average 52% time savings on industry trainingbut concretely, how does industry-based training with AR materialize for the learner?


2. Optimizing industrial training with Augmented Reality

Thanks to its unlimited possibilities, Augmented Reality makes it possible to customize your learners' training modules and young temporary workers in line with your site's industrial processes and use cases. In concrete terms, by wearing the AR glasses, your learners have immediate access to the know-how that you decide to make available. This takes the form of instructions in Augmented Reality with step-by-step guidance, but also digital elements (pdf, audios, videos, etc.) that support their knowledge or fill in their gaps. On average, theAR increases the rate of assimilation of learners' knowledge by 34%.. When faced with an industrial machine, Augmented Reality shows them the essential points they need to focus on, what their uses are, their importance and why it is necessary to control them when they join the operational team. For machines that are inaccessible without prior specific training, visualization in a 3D model is a serious advantage. It allows the learner to grasp the reality of the field during his training, by familiarizing himself with complex industrial machines for example. With Spectral TMS, he also has the possibility of being able to break down the 3D model in order to easily identify the important elements that he will be able to spot immediately on the real machine later on.

At Spectral TMS, we understand that industry training is an essential step. That's why we are always perfecting the means we provide to optimize your training modules. Thanks to the MCQ function, you now have the possibility to control the knowledge of your learners by integrating customizable questions and answers into your training modules. Each learner's answers are immediately recorded on the Spectral Studio platform, allowing you to see what has been perfectly assimilated and what has not. On average, we find that at our customers a +60% optimization of industrial processes thanks to Augmented Realitycompared to traditional industrial training modules.


3. Industry training that is effective over time thanks to Augmented Reality

Far from being a gadget, Augmented Reality is a serious asset for industry training because it proves to be effective over time. Indeed, it is not only a transmission of know-how for a given period of time that is called for during training courses, it is also the possibility to handover good practices but also to develop continuous training or assistance. They will be useful for your learners as well as for your operational teams already in function, who need to refresh their skills on evolving tasks for example.

Augmented Reality reduces the skills gap by allowing more operators to perform maintenance operations for which they do not fully possess the know-how or specialized knowledge. It also improves productivity by 32% faster turnaround times on average for training modules and reduces the human error rate to 0 when executing operations with AR-assisted guidance and teach-in.

In a test at one of our customerswe found that using traditional industry training methods on uncontrolled tasks, a maintenance operator with minimal experience was unable to perform 4 of the 6 operations without the intervention of a trade expert and obtained 3 errors, all within 45 minutes. Using the Spectral TMS solution, the same operator was able to complete all tasks without assistance and without errors, all in 28 minutes. In another attempt, a more experienced maintenance operator using conventional training methods was able to complete a maintenance operation in 1 hour and 5 minutes with 4 errors, whileone learner was able to perform the same operation in 45 minutes, without any error thanks to our AR solution.

Companies that have begun their digital transformation have understood that Augmented Reality represents a significant advantage for training centres. The forecasts for the year 2020 are formal: it is more than 2 billion dollars that will be invested in Augmented Reality by Industries 4.0 to optimize their industrial training..


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