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Machine Vision, Machine Learning, and Mixed Reality for Worker Training

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Infocomm - Video/Image Analysis & Computer Vision
Infocomm - Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Computer-Simulated Environments
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
United Kingdom
ID NUMBER:
TO138928

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

The company utilises machine vision, machine learning, and augmented reality (AR) in order to be able to give real-time feedback if a process or a component has been done correctly or not. This is achieved by modelling through the algorithms a process performed by an expert and followed by setting-up a monitoring workflow tied to the production line. Alternatively, the verification can be done straight from a computer-aided design (CAD) model. 

At the end of the process an automated report can be created with the results of the build, with a record of who worked on it, under what conditions was it built, and the inspection results. The company build their own cameras and software, thus, it can be customised to required specifications. 

The company has also developed their own AR indoor and outdoor navigation system. Thus, by combining this system with the platform mentioned above it is possible to guide a user to a certain place (i.e. where a specific part is located), track, monitor, inspect, and verify a process, material and people flow, real-time production updates and live inventory tracking.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

The technology consists of hardware and software. The hardware consists of proprietary cameras which are customised specifically for the tasks required. These can be a combination of normal cameras, infrared for depth sensing, or even thermographic cameras. It all depends on the task at hand, and accuracies needed. The company also provide servers if the industry client is exploring on-premise needs.

The software is composed of machine learning algorithms, and the required interfaces in order to allow the communication between all the different software and hardware such as cameras, sensors, phones, tablets, laptops, headsets, servers, CAD software, etc. This is what then enables the possibility to do real-time verification with AR as well as AR indoor and outdoor navigation and tracking.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

  • Manufacturing (Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, etc)
    • The platform can be used to guide new or experienced users through a process as well as provide real-time inspection and verification if a process is being executed correctly or not. 
  • Construction
    • It is possible to guide a worker through a build process and notify them in real-time during the building of a certain section, to check if what they are doing is correct or not. This can be verified straight to the CAD and the design specifications.
    • Furthermore, cameras can be placed on drones or robots at the end of a day and which can conduct a full scan and inspection of the construction site. 
  • Medical
    • It can also be used to train future doctors, or as an assistive tool for the new doctors which are conducting their first procedures, to ensure that they are not missing any steps, and that they are carrying out the procedure correctly.
  • Leak Detection
    • If the platform is paired with a thermographic camera it is possible to conduct leak detection procedures for pipelines and tanks. This could be in automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, etc.
  • Sports and rehabilitation
    • The platform can be used to record a professional perform certain exercises, then have a user perform those same movements, capture them, and analyse them against the expert’s movements.
    • This can be used by professional sports as engagement with fans, or professional teams can use it to monitor and improve performance.
    • It could also be used by medical staff to provide therapy to patients, and they can monitor themselves at home to ensure they are doing the rehabilitation exercises correctly.

Benefits

The company will provide guidance on how to carry out procedures through AR. 

With this technology platform, the monitoring and inspection workflows can be automated. In this way, it can immediately be ascertained if workers have completed certain tasks correctly.

This platform can also function as a knowledge transfer technology, providing users tutorlege opportunities with skills, tools, and capabilities which they previously did not have. Users will be able to go through different camera lenses to see the environment in different ways such as infrared, thermographic, or a normal camera feed, all of which perspectives will be augmented with valuable information that can better enable users to make decisions.

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