The Visual Assistance Technologies department works on the visualisation of existential data. As production data prevents production losses and accelerates maintenance, it is vitally important in, for example, mechanical and plant engineering. They have to be available to the members of staff at the right place, at the right time and also in a comprehensive way as a basis for informed decisions.
Plant@Hand is the key term under which the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) is developing various solutions for information assistance in production and maintenance. These support companies in further optimizing their processes. In our work we apply the most recent technologies on visualization of information as well as on digital documentation and interactive cooperation.
We support companies in the needs-based and context-related provision of and appropriate interaction with information at all stages of the production and maintenance process.
The following solutions have already been developed: