How ThirdEye’s Smart Glasses’ SLAM capabilities will help shape the future

When instructions get complex, it helps to have a visual guide to clear up any confusion. ThirdEye’s X2 Smart Glasses have SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) capabilities that allow for one to easily display 3D CAD models overlayed on their real-world view.

SLAM & Environment Tracking

ThirdEye’s SLAM capabilities will help bring prototype ideas to life faster. Instead of viewing a 3D CAD model on a computer screen, you can now view it in real-size in the real world by utilizing our Smart Glasses. In a recent article “The Top CAD Technology Trends of 2018”  PTC states, “In terms of strategy, AR means team members can share designs and feedback quickly and easily. You see proposed design changes in the real world without ever building a physical prototype.”

ThirdEye’s App Suite Platform allows for 3D instruction overlay and CAD generation

When field technicians are fixing a complex object such as a motor, having a 3D rendering of the object can greatly limit the amount of confusion when it comes to diagnosing the problem. Instead of trying to see how the 2D schematic applies to the motor, the technician can view 3D annotated instructions on a life-sized rendering all while remaining hands-free. PTC puts it best, “you cut costs as trainees and technicians access AR experiences, instead of heavy, outdated, and infuriating manuals.” If something about the motor doesn’t look right, the technician can use our ThirdEye App Suite feature to scan the object, create a 3D CAD model, and send the model to a remote expert so that they can help diagnose the problem. The remote expert can then edit the 3D CAD model on their computer and send it back with instructions for the field technician. This process can help save a significant amount of money because it avoids having to spend copious amounts to fly out an engineer to try and fix a problem.

Health Care & Education

The advantages of Augmented Reality are not limited to business applications, they can also be seen in the healthcare and education industries. Surgeons, or those studying to be surgeons, can use AR to get an accurate representation of organ placement in the body. Medical students can use SLAM to view what the human body looks like under the skin without having to make a single cut. In the Journal of Nursing and Health Studies, they released a study titled, “Preliminary Study of VR and AR Applications in Medical and Healthcare Education”. In their abstract they state:“As technology advances, mobile devices have gradually turned into wearable devices, and Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) as well as Mixed Reality (MR) have been applied more and more widely. For example, VR, AR and MR are applied in the medical fields like medical education and training, surgical simulation, neurological rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and telemedicine. Related research result has proved that VR, AR and MR ameliorate inconvenience of traditional medical care, reduce medical malpractice caused by unskilled operation, and lower the cost of medical education and training. Moreover, the application has enhanced effectiveness of medical education and training, raised the level of diagnosis and treatment, improved the doctor-patient relationship, and boosted efficiency of medical execution. This study introduces VR, AR, and MR applications in medical practices and education, and aims to help health professionals know more about these applications, becoming interested to improve the quality of medical care via the technology.”  At ThirdEye we are focused on bringing an easily scalable smart glasses solution to market.     

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