Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Use | CDM Smith
2019 – ongoing
National and International
Civil Infrastructure/ Water Resources/ Environment/ Mineral Resources/Energy/ Capacity Building
Services (Technical Disciplines)
CDM Smith engaged UtilityAR to provide wearable technology and a software platform in the form of smart glasses. The smart glasses allow users to access information that they need to complete their work and to link them with specialist colleagues and advice when needed.
Augmented Reality smart glasses can project information onto the inside of the lens of the glass to allow the wearer to see it while still seeing the real world. The integrated forward facing camera allows for video and image capture.
CDM Smith explores ways to engage field staff with senior specialists. With a global workforce it can be challenging from a time and expense perspective for specialists in different locations across the globe to travel to site and advise less experienced staff. The use of the forward facing camera on the smart glasses allows a staff member on site to communicate with a specialist anywhere in the world. The specialist sees what they see and can provide advice/instruction and discussion on best practice/next course of action. The specialist can even provide on-screen mark ups to assist with clear communication.
CDM Smith now routinely use the smart glasses on the majority of its sites to provide a more efficient service to its clients, to contribute to its quality management systems and to assist with staff engagement across the company.
The glasses are particularly useful in times or areas of restricted travel. In addition their use can be quantitatively assessed in terms of their carbon offset where travel to site from different parts of the world is no longer necessary (in some use cases).
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