Next Reality: Scope AR Adds ARCore Support to Live Remote Assistance App
Jason Odom from Next Reality released an article this week on how Remote AR now supports ARCore. Here are some highlights:
Of the many highly scrutinized, practical use cases for AR, remote assistance (that is, having a visual connection between a needed expert and the people who require an expert’s assistance) seems to be taking the lead. And as a potentially massive money saver, this is especially true in the enterprise space.
The time of an expert can be a precious thing. And that time costs money. Generally, getting a specialist’s one-on-one attention typically requires flying that person out to a location, putting them up in a hotel room, and then returning them home when the job is complete. All that is on top of paying their premium for every hour they’re out in the field.
But now, with the power of remote AR assistance and the right hardware, a company can simply pay for the time the expert is needed (which also allows a specialist to avoid the road and spend more time with his/her family).
Toward the end of last year, we got to see Remote AR in action when we conducted an interview with the CEO of Scope AR, Scott Montgomerie, via the company’s platform using a HoloLens on our end, while he used an iOS device. The experience was a powerful example of what’s possible across platforms in AR with the right software.
Overall, remote assistance is a win-win for everyone involved, which is the reason it has become one of the strongest use cases for AR. It will be interesting to monitor the expert assistance transformation that occurs as this technology becomes the norm, instead of the exception.