How Augmented Reality can help for remote validations and audits
A validated system is a stable, capable and robust system. With validation, quality assurance, cost reduction, productivity increase, compliance with regulations and standards and process optimization are achieved.
Many companies, when launching their products on the market, carry out validation processes to check that they are fully ready to be marketed. These validations can be:
Internal: if it is the company itself that requires internal quality checks at the time of production.
External: in case the final product is for a customer who needs to confirm certain agreed requirements.
In both cases the validation process is the same. The client or auditor in charge of the verification has to travel and ensure that all specifications are met. This involves significant travel costs and an increase in production process time. It has also become somewhat complicated for many companies because of COVID-19.
How a validation is performed with an Augmented Reality Software
4REMOTE is the solution that allows communication between different people located at any geographical point, sharing video and audio in real time and with multiple functionalities that, thanks to Augmented Reality, favor remote interaction and support.
To understand how 4REMOTE can help remote validation, let's take the example of a machine inspection:
1. The worker and the verification manager can schedule a date through the solution to set up the call.
2. At the moment the call is initiated, the technician from his device (Mobile, Tablet, Smart Glasses...) starts to retransmit in real time the image that he focuses with his camera.
3. The verification manager can remotely activate the flashlight or the optical zoom to ensure a good view. As well as using functionalities such as laser pointer or drawings on the video thanks to Augmented Reality.
4. If necessary, they could add more participants to the call, who would also have access to the 4REMOTE tools and could give the necessary directions.
The solution allows the recording of evidence for later verification or reporting purposes.
Two other functionalities provided by the solution that can be very useful for this use case are the translation of chat and voice in real time, in case the participants of the call do not speak the same language or are in a noisy environment; and the use of fixed cameras, to which the auditor has access and can control from his location to obtain different perspectives.
In which sectors is it being used
The solution is successfully implemented in companies dedicated to themanufacturing of industrial machinery, or in the pharmaceutical industry.
Our solution is already in operation internationally in large companies, and allows daily connection between field technicians and auditors located in any location for faster and more efficient validation and therefore greater efficiency in the development of their processes.
4REMOTE in full
4REMOTE is part of the overall solution 4INDUSTRY that integrates and orchestrates the physical, logical and human elements of the industrial enterprise by making available to employees and managers the information needed to increase efficiency and productivity, thanks to Wearables, IoT and Augmented Reality technologies.