Up until very recently, it has been difficult for designers, engineers, and other industry professionals to create augmented reality (AR) experiences and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on their own without programming knowledge. As industry 4.0 and digital transformation drive the usage and applications of AR and IoT, businesses across a diverse range of industries are incorporating AR and IIoT into their staff development and operations. They will need employees with AR and IIoT skills and competencies. To bridge the gap between academia and the workplace, students need to learn AR and IIoT in the classroom to gain employable skills and experience for the job market. 

Learning AR in the Classroom

Augmented Reality (AR) can be defined as a system that fulfills three basic features: a combination of real and virtual worlds, real-time interaction, and accurate 3D registration of virtual and real objects. It is a fast-growing technology with increasingly advanced applications for creating new products, experiences, knowledge transfer, and training. 

In Industry 4.0, more industries and companies will need employees with AR skills and competencies. To help bridge the gap between education and industry, Applied Precision 3D partners with PTC to help you include the latest AR technology into the classroom and student lab experience. The Vuforia AR suite from PTC Education makes it easy for students to develop customized AR software and AR experiences. In this case, students can spark innovation and solve real-world problems with the right tool.

Vuforia Expert Capture: Knowledge Transfer through AR

Vuforia Expert Capture Education is an innovative offering that brings the industry-utilized augmented reality (AR) knowledge transfer tool to the classroom. It allows students and educators to quickly and easily develop and deploy step-by-step AR instructions, providing an extra tactile experience for students to learn STEM concepts, and preparing students for their future roles in Industry 4.0. 

Benefits to students at a glance

1. Capture first-person, step-by-step video and images of procedures  

2. Revise and enhance the procedures using a drag-and-drop, cloud-based application with automatically built templates  

3. View procedures through the applications in 3D or 2D on smartphones, tablets, computers, or wearable devices such as RealWear 

Vuforia Studio for Education

Vuforia Studio: For Creating AR Experiences

Vuforia Studio is the best choice for Augmented 3D Training and Instructions. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for students with no prior coding knowledge to get up and running quickly. It allows students to leverage existing 3D data, animated sequences, and IoT data to create meaningful AR experiences. Built on the experience server using the Internet of Things, students can easily scan with their smartphones to view the experiences generated with Vuforia Studio. 

Vuforia Engine: AR Software Development Kit (SDK) for classroom use

Vuforia Engine Education is a powerful SDK that allows students to create AR applications for deployment on a range of phones, tablets, AR headsets and smart glasses. This offering provides students and professors with best in-class computer vision technology, and revolutionizes classroom learning. 

Vuforia Engine is the world’s most widely deployed AR SDK, having powered more than 60,000 apps with over 625 million installs worldwide. The robust AR technology of Vuforia Engine Education empowers students to build unique AR experiences for new or existing applications.

Vuforia Engine Education

Vuforia Engine is optimized for most iOS, Android, and Universal Windows Platform devices on the market.

Learning IIoT in the Classroom

The Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) is how we describe the digitally connected universe of devices in an industrial environment. These devices are embedded with internet connectivity, sensors and other hardware that allow communication and control via the web.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as an emerging technology has found immense application in many industries. This has led to a huge rise in the demand for skilled professionals. Equipped with the latest IIoT and AR technologies, Applied Precision 3D embraces the IIoT in your classroom to help your students become talented IoT engineers and designers. 

Thingworx IIoT Program

ThingWorx IoT Interface

ThingWorx Feature Overview

ThingWorx IoT Architecture

ThingWorx - Learning Industrial IoT in the Classroom

IIOT programs incorporate experiential learning opportunities for students to digitize information industrial enterprises need to make informed decisions quickly. ThingWorx, a cutting-edge IIoT platform from PTC, provides an end-to-end framework to design and develop an IoT platform from scratch in considerably less time. While students are exposed to the new Industry 4.0 technologies to design and optimize the production of smart systems and IoT solutions, they solve industrial problems for companies and gain employable skills. 

What Students Will Learn

- Design of industrial IoT systems and how devices are connected

- Fast-track and scale complete industrial IoT solutions and AR experiences at ease

- Extract real-time insights from industrial IoT data to analyze problems and optimize operations

- Control over connected devices, processes, and systems to boost performance

RealWear Navigator 500: Transform AR and IIoT Learning with Hands-Free Wearables

AR and IoT-based learning can be made even more efficient with the use of AR. RealWear assisted reality wearables provide native support for the Vuforia AR suite, ThingWorx IoT, and many other Industry 4.0 programs. The next-gen industrial strength solution, RealWear Navigator 500, makes learning more intuitive through workflow visualization and instructions overlayed on objects and devices.

RealWear Navigator 500

RealWear Navigator 500

The Next-Gen Industrial Strength Solution

AR and IIoT Special Education Offerings 

Applied Precision 3D is committed to preparing students for the future by providing them with the tools used by industry leaders. We believe teaching these technologies can bridge the gap between education and industry. Partnering with industry-leading technology firm PTC and RealWear, Applied Precision 3D provides educators and students in North America with special educational pricing to take the AR software suite Vuforia to the classroom. 

Augmented Reality for Students

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