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Disruptive Technologies: Bridging the Digital & Physical through Augmented Reality

Google Glass is the most visible example of augmented reality, but a business case for the emerging technology is building. According to Gartner research analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen, the technology could be most valuable where workers do not have immediate access to information such as remote sites or in jobs that require one or both hands. While it’s still early, manufacturers are already using augmented reality for factory planning and equipment repair. Applications are also being developed for use in distribution centers for more efficient order-picking and delivery.

This article is part of MDM’s Disruptive Technologies Special Report.

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  • What Augmented Reality is
  • How it can be used in the warehouse, field and factory
  • The potential impact on distributors and their customers and suppliers

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