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Transform productivity with the power of Extended Reality (XR)

Extended reality (XR) is a key enabler of digital transformation. As part of the connected enterprise, extended reality uses a mix of wearable and handheld augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), spatial computing and virtual reality (VR) tools to overlay additional digital information into how work gets done, enabling more efficient learning, remote working and significant business benefits.

Extended reality brings digital information into view for product manufacturing, user training and service value chain by leveraging 3D geometry, audio, video, text and other media from multiple sources, including PLM systems, at any point in the product lifecycle – design, testing, quality assurance, manufacturing and after product launch.

Extended reality is the visualization and enablement component of a digital thread. We help companies leverage extended reality tools to create multiple digital threads - the digital fabric and foundation upon which we build your place in Industry 4.0.

Extended Reality Use Cases

Collaboration

Tools allowing multiple users to visualize and interact with a product’s digital twin in a real or virtual environment.

Real Results

  • 80-90% reduction in time for design reviews​
  • 75-90% reduction in time for quality inspections​

Reduce development lead time by increasing speed and accuracy in design reviews

Collaboration

Training

VR & AR tools guiding trainees to help understand the working procedures of machinery, and maintenance needed in various scenarios​.

Real Results

  • 90%+ improved first-time operation success rate​
  • 50-60% reduction in training time​
  • 60% less time to create training material​​

Boost staff skillset by introducing speed, accuracy and cost-effectiveness in knowledge transfer​

Training

Work Instructions

Helping employees working on plant floor cells to assemble components correctly and in the right order.

Real Results

  • 15-30% improved labor effectiveness​
  • 10-35% increase in productivity​
  • 5-10% reduction in rework and waste

Increase productivity by improving speed and accuracy in manufacturing and assembly phases​

Work Instruction

Remote Service

XR can allow a product to be identified in the field, to​ gather and provide information , and execute activities related to that product.

Real Results

  • Up to 75% reduction in field service visits​
  • 10-12% reduction in field service overtime

Ensure effectiveness of service interventions & shared visibility as well as employee safety

Remote Service

Immersive Product Experiences​

XR and VR can be used to simulate the spatial configuration and user experiences of products even without their physical presence.

Enable faster business investment evaluations & early validation of development projects

Immersive Work Experiences

How We Help Clients Build an Extended Reality Capability

We take a human-centric approach to extended reality that prioritizes peoples’ needs, capabilities and behaviors first, then designs to accommodate. We combine deep experience in strategy, process improvement and organizational effectiveness with expertise in extended reality technologies and solutions.

Our recommended approach includes a discovery and use case definition phase, followed by an agile design and development phase in sprints, concluding with sprint reviews, readiness/UAT and formal validation. Whether you're just starting to explore extended reality or looking to mature specific use cases, we collaborate with you through all phases of the implementation process to realize the value of your extended reality investment.

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Use Case Finalization ​&
Preliminary Design​

STRATEGY

  • Understand business priorities
  • Identify and prioritize use cases
  • Identify personas
  • Define desired user stories
    and acceptance criteria​
  • Map the UX journey​
  • Align on technical work approach

DESIGN ​

  • Map functional requirements
  • Design UI storyboards ​
  • List UI asset needs ​
  • Develop preliminary UI mockups​
  • Define preliminary 2D and 3D assets​

TECHNOLOGY ​

  • Select technology​
  • Spike work on key features​
  • Define external data model ​
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Agile Development
Methodology in Sprints

TECHNOLOGY

  • Select technology pathway
  • Spike work on key features
  • Define external data model

DETAILED DESIGN ​

  • Select visual brand​
  • Design detailed UI prototypes, 2D and 3D assets

DEVELOPMENT​

  • Lay out static composition
  • Configure and style elements ​
  • Implement interactions ​
  • Integrate external systems
  • Update 2D and 3D assets
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Proof of Concept
Validation

TESTING & VALIDATION​

  • Protocol development
  • Solution demo socialization ​and acceptance​
  • "Art of the possible" workshop readiness assessment​/UAT
  • Support documentation provision​
  • Formal validation (when ready)
  • Knowledge transfer

Our Work in AR & VR
Case Study: Industrial Equipment AR

Designed and conducted an AR proof of concept for a leading industrial gas company to validate AR as a method to reduce costs and increase machinery availability across hundreds of plants

Context

  • Company leadership recognized the need to reduce costs associated with maintaining high levels of machinery availability in their plants
  • Company has evaluated and implemented many solutions to address this need including machinery monitoring, advanced analytics, and improved service technician training
  • By leveraging AR, Kalypso helped develop an approach to reduce costs, increase availability, and improve service technician productivity

Approach

  • Reviewed requirements and confirmed potential business value of AR
  • Defined AR design requirements
  • Defined, refined and developed 3D model animation relative to AR
  • Defined, refined and developed AR animation model incorporating the 3D animation
  • Designed and executed user AR pilot on a tablet to confirm value of AR
  • Next steps: Evaluate hands-free hardware, implement an AR pilot in a plant, connect it to the company’s existing asset management system, and leverage advanced analytics to make predictions and explore prescriptive options

Results

  • Reduce maintenance costs and improve productivity
  • Improve machinery availability and reduce likelihood of catastrophic failures
  • Address shortage of skilled workers making those with less experience more productive
  • Enable technicians with less experience to diagnose and repair complex failures
  • Address increasing equipment complexity that makes failures more difficult to detect and repair

Identifying the Right Device for Your XR Solution

The landscape of XR-enabling hardware is growing constantly and evolving quickly in terms of innovation. ​As a partner to some of the most ground-breaking technology providers, Kalypso is at the forefront of the field, and can assist your organization in selecting the optimal combination of the ideal solution and the right device to maximize the achievable benefits.

Thought Leaders