Remote work has various benefits for both employers and employees. While it can save money, energy, space and time, it doesn’t come without challenges. One of these is a dearth of work instructions for employees who aren’t in physical proximity to an officer, a manager and coworkers.
Recently, some companies have stepped up, proposing to employ augmented reality (AR) technology as a way of guiding remote workers through work procedures. AR software provider Taqtile announced that it is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies, which offers technologies designed to transform how the world connects, computes and communicates. With support from Qualcomm Technologies, Taqtile will work on new solutions, based on Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform, that enable deskless workers to access AR-enabled work instructions and remote experts to perform tasks more completely, efficiently, and safely.
Leveraging AR technology, Taqtile’s Manifest software was designed to improve operational workflows so that jobs get done more accurately and consistently. Bolstered by Snapdragon Spaces, deskless workers will be able to more easily and efficiently document maintenance and operational procedures, follow step-by-step work instructions, remotely collaborate with experts, and analyze job performance and history. Qualcomm Technologies joins an illustrious roster of Taqtile collaborators, including Accenture, Amazon AWS, Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, Nokia, T-Mobile, and Verizon, among others.
The platform-independent Manifest solution offers maximum device flexibility. Manifest software is engineered with the capability to support an expanding number of heads-up displays, enabling enterprise customers to select hardware platforms that meet their unique needs and work-environment requirements. As new heads-up display technologies enter the market, Taqtile will implement a rigorous evaluation and testing process to identify the devices it will support.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ vision to enable new, hardware-agnostic ways for industrial workers to connect and communicate with the information and experts that will help them do their jobs is in complete alignment with Taqtile’s,” said John Tomizuka, Taqtile CTO. “With the Snapdragon Spaces platform from Qualcomm, we will evolve the market for industrial AR solutions, dramatically boosting the performance of our customers and their deskless workers.”
Edited by Greg Tavarez