What are key vertical applications for AR / smartglass?

Vertical applications for smartglass are being actively explored and prototyped by two companies: APX Labs and Ikanos Consulting.

Both are targeting the following vertical markets:

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Military / soldiers
  • Medical / doctors

Additionally, companies like Boeing have employed versions of Augmented Reality systems for decades, overlaying blueprints and schematics atop airplane fuselages. These systems show, for instance, wiring diagrams and rivet locations, both for new aircraft construction and routine aircraft repair and maintenance. So we can add:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive factories
  • Automotive maintenance / repair