As immersive reality technologies continue to grow in scope and scale, more industrial applications are being developed to solve longstanding issues. Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality technologies represent a path forward that could improve most aspects of plant planning, personnel training and maintenance.
Spanning the gap between digital and physical spaces, immersion technology has received a great deal of attention in recent years. Composed primarily of augmented reality and virtual reality, it seeks to supplement or wholly create an environment by superimposing data and visuals for a variety of applications. Though it has roots in the entertainment industry, immersion technology holds infinite potential for industrial applications, including maintenance and training functions.