This week in glass news, Boeing recently completed a pilot program for using Google Glass to help technicians build aircraft wire harnesses. Typically when assembling the complex system, technicians must move back and forth from PDF file on a laptop to their current work. Using Google Glass and Skylight software from APX Labs, technicians were able to reduce assembly time by 25% and a reported significant decrease in error rates. The Skylight software allowed for technicians to pull up the relevant portion of the PDF assembly map, as well as status updates and notes using a QR code. The software is also touch and voice command compatible, making it easier for technicians to search for specific information hands-free. The next step for Boeing is to create a secure way to bring the devices online before they can roll out the pilot program company-wide.
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