Vision capabilities provide warehousing workers and operations with simplicity, efficiency, and accuracy in generating, communicating and performing tasks that systems based on voice, radio frequency and paper can’t. The augmented reality provided by enhanced vision capabilities does not replace existing reality, as does virtual reality, but uses sensors and other digital means to overlay information within smart glasses to provide context to the warehouse environment, such as providing signals to indicate where a worker is to pick from. This increases the efficiency of workers by providing greater certainty and clarity and enhances their safety. Smart glasses provide interaction among warehouse environments, workers and backend systems.
Experience has shown that a quick training program on how to wear and use smart glasses properly provides workers with a high level of proficiency within 10 to 15 minutes and that they are then able to wear the smart glasses comfortably all day. Enhanced vision capabilities benefit warehousing workers by simplifying their instructions and tasks in an increasingly complex environment. By providing workers with intuitive and universally understood visual signals such as green for “Go” and red for “Stop,” and by putting visual displays directly in line with the work being done, the technology makes workers’ jobs easier and allows them to perform tasks more effectively and efficiently.
Enhanced vision technology replaces obsolete paper-based management systems and complements systems using radio-frequency technology and voice instruction. Smart glasses are far superior to RF devices that occupy workers’ hands and divert their attention when they receive data and instructions. Enhanced vision capabilities provide a better solution than voice instruction alone, which can’t convey complex data in a format that can be captured and remembered by workers. Today’s advanced vision systems easily integrate with other enterprise systems, allow voice guidance to supplement visual instructions, if necessary, and represent a more cost-effective solution than its predecessors by drawing on newer technologies that are less expensive.
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