In the mining, oil and gas and power industries, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies allow workers to operate in hazardous environments, following hands-free procedures and work instructions, improving their safety and efficiency. Repairing underground or high-altitude assets, on rope or double rope, and checking complex piping and components require considerable attention. Even the slightest distraction can pose a serious threat to the safety of technicians. Working on installations with the right tools, equipment, and resources is paramount to prevent potential accidents.
Communication is vital in this area. The use of smart glasses and wearable devices offers new ways of interaction and communication while working on power plants, mines and oil platforms.