Imagine your first day starting a new job at a mid-size manufacturing firm. The first thing you are instructed to do by HR is to download the company app. After filling out your on-boarding paperwork (in the app of course) the app directs you to the equipment department manager to pick up your company-issued phone and laptop or tablet. With this standard hardware, you also are handed something you weren’t expecting: what looks like a set of advanced space glasses. After you share a few jokes with the equipment manager, the app directs you on how to activate and put on the glasses.
You begin your day by taking a guided tour of your new office, learning each area company roles and even employee names all with the aid of the smart-glasses. After the tour, you take a break for lunch while reading internal onboarding documents in the glasses HUD.
After lunch the glasses guide you to the manufacturing floor of the facility, detailing each piece of equipment and allowing access to component EOL graphs and maintenance documentation. Throughout the manufacturing floor, the smart glasses give you insight into complex processes, highlighting points of interest and giving visual clues to help illustrate important concepts.