Technologies from the field of “Virtual und Augmented Reality” (VR/AR) have become successfully established in numerous industrial application fields and found in various application areas. This development is mainly driven through current developments by smartphone and tablet systems, but also through modern head-mounted displays, facilitating complex 3D applications in mobile application scenarios.
The technologies of Fraunhofer IGD are scaled by cloud-based solutions all the way from smart-phone apps to various computing capacities, operating systems, and input and output options. The technologies are highly relevant in the context of “Industry 4.0”. VR/AR applications are developed for production planning, maintenance assistance, and the training of assembly steps.