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Watch: Augmented Reality Converts HoloLens into Interactive Industrial Tool

12 October 2018

Augmented reality (AR) software vendor Upskill has launched a new application for the Microsoft HoloLens that creates digital interaction for industrial workers.

Workers in manufacturing, maintenance and repair often need help when completing complex tasks for on-the-job training. AR overlays data such as this in the user's wearable display, without the user needing to break focus to reference papers, a phone or tablet.

Skylight for HoloLens allows workers to place, move and resize digital content and reference materials while completing the work hands-free in the real world. The software permits multi-window viewing so workers can visualize, resize, interact and cross-reference content on one, large screen.

The HoloLens software accesses and displays original reference materials such as instructions or engineering drawings in their view, without the need to re-author content. Hand gestures navigate applications, interact with content and reposition information in the visible workspace.

Upskill said Skylight works with virtually any system or database and can be leveraged across multiple device types, such as smart glasses and mixed-reality headsets.

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