On October 29th, Enel held the 3rd “Innovation Communities MeetUp” focused on the AR and VR technologies forming, when combined, the so called Experiental Reality (XR). At the Enel Auditorium in Rome, international and italian speakers presented on the state of the art of these emerging technologies, their recent developments and future implementations in the industrial sector. Alongside Enel representatives, the event has been attended by outstanding innovators as Lorenzo Montagna, CEO of SecondstARVR, Jens Keil of Visometry, and Guido Geminiani, founder of Impersive.
JoinPad at the Enel Innovation Communities MeetUp
Coming directly from the World Conference on VR Industry in China, our CEO, Mauro Rubin, went on stage to give a speech on “Augmented Reality Revolution”, defining what is AR and presenting JoinPad’s use cases. As he explained:
“Augmented Reality is a convergent technology. Other emerging technologies as AI, Big Data, and IoT will use AR interface to get the right information in the right moment thanks to algorythms that recognize objects, places and people.”
For instance, BrainPad, is an Augmented Reality framework we offer, that integrates Artificial Intelligence algorythms with Big Data, making them able perceive the environment and support users in real time on a given task thanks to the object recognition functionality.
Another example of AR application, is in the field of remote assistance based on video streaming. Our Smart Assistance application allows collaboration between an expert and an on-field operator, by using smart glasses, smartphones or tablets. On the shared field of view, they can superimpose AR information in form of real-time drawing, 3d widgets, photos, videos, to give and receive instructions about a specific object they are working on. This is the solution we implemented in Alstom, the multinational french company operating in rail transport, resulting in costs savings and better information quality.
The event at Enel proved that there is a growing interest among entrepreneurs and managers in AR applications. Digi-Capital forecast a total revenue of $85 to $90 Billions worldwide by 2022 thanks to many companies, across a wide range of sectors, from avation to oil&gas and transportation, that are using Augmented Reality to improve maintenance, support and training processes.