Privacy and security with workplace AR
For better or worse, we have become a self-documenting society. To illustrate this point, simply watch the evening news. How many stories are supported by amateur footage because someone near the event was quick with their smart phone?
Amateur cinematography in the workplace is a serious concern. Regardless of intent, workplace images can reveal proprietary information or invade the privacy of the human workforce.
In addition to consumer devices like smart phones, more workplace devices are now equipped with camera / video capabilities. Tablets, high-end handheld computers and wearable technology, such as our own VIEW devices, all boast video imaging as a core feature.
This post considers some implications of vision-based technology in a working environment.
A successful debut and a look at the next steps
We were thrilled to recently demonstrate our technology platform at JDA Focus 2017. Over 2.5 days, approximately 150 conference attendees joined our "temporary workforce" and experienced Augmented Reality (AR) - many for the first time. Using a workflow configuration named "Pick-to-Sight," our hands-on workers filled orders while our wearable technology visually guided them through the process.
To get a glimpse of what they were seeing, check out this video:
With attendee feedback still fresh in our minds, it's a good time to reflect on where we stand in today's technology landscape, and where we see this road going.
Technology in the workplace must respect these core values.
Earlier in my career, I had the opportunity to discuss workforce management with many companies. Specifically, how were these enterprises measuring their hands-on workforce, such as warehouse, delivery, retail and even call center employees?
While many variations exist, three attributes recurred frequently enough such that I now consider them the central pillars of an effective hands-on workforce. As with any core principle, a company who values these attributes will measure, encourage, and continually strive to improve in these areas.
Simply put, they are: safety, accuracy and efficiency.
A significant aspect of the LogistiVIEW solution is enabling workforce excellence. The remainder of this post will examine each of these three pillars in more detail.
LogistiVIEW analyzes recent projection
Lost between tomorrow and yesterday,
Between now and then.
And now we're back where we started,
Here we go round again.
-- The Kinks
Augmented Reality must deliver on its namesake in enterprise applications.
having been made greater in size or value.
LogistiVIEW explores the relationship between Cloud, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
We in the tech industry love our buzzwords. We put them through hype cycles and go all-in to gain serious mindshare.
In this entry, we will examine synergies among the three most prominent technology buzzwords today, and introduce a new one that is right up in our wheelhouse.
LogistiVIEW partner Vuzix enables the Effortless Human Interface via the M300.
Recently, we enumerated the attributes we use when qualifying VIEW devices in pursuit of the Effortless Human Interface. Our new partner Vuzix rose to the occasion with the M300.
Identifying Wearbles for the Effortless Human Interface
A previous entry in this blog introduced the Effortless Human Interface™. This concept crystallizes our commitment to freeing productive hands from the burdens of cumbersome input devices.
As the marketplace grows with new entries in the "wearables" category, we at LogistiVIEW submit the following checklist. We use it to determine which VIEW devices are truly capable of implementing our notion of an Effortless Human Interface.
With Augmented Reality, the "Effortless Human Interface" Fundamentally Changes the Human / Computer Relationship.
Every company has its own set of core values. Policies and practices may change over time, but the core values should remain constant.
At LogistiVIEW, one of our core values is this: We hate "users."
How Augmented Reality Will Transform Enterprise Logistics
Task execution computer systems, such as Warehouse Management Systems, can be broken down into several main functions: