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Smart Glasses Guide makes it easier to choose data glasses

The Fraunhofer Institute has published a guide to help companies choose the right smart glasses for them. This free online tool is based on extensive expertise and numerous studies.

04 Nov. 2018
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Smart Glasses Guide makes it easier to choose data glasses (Photo: Fraunhofer IPT)

Whether for occupational safety or order picking, customer care or medical technology: ‘Smart glasses’ have a multitude of potential practical uses in industrial companies. The technology has evolved and a whole host of models have since come onto the market. In cooperation with its spinoff Oculavis, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT has how launched a free online tool that aims to make it easier for companies to choose the right glasses for them.

The Smart Glasses Guide is based on the institute’s expertise and on studies conducted as part of pilot projects. The guide lists and compares a number of details and specifications, including technical data. A questionnaire helps companies compare their needs with the range of glasses available. They can also leverage a 360-degree view to step into the shoes of the wearer and test out the view from their perspective.

Many models today are suitable for use in logistics or various areas of production, says author Andreas Fischer in summary of his comprehensive market overview on internetworld.de . Although smart glasses have not yet taken off for use in production, they are popular for the virtual presentation of solutions.