Apple Vision Pro for the Connected Worker

March 13, 2024
Poka launches its purpose-built app for the Apple Vision Pro to combine immersive digital content and augmented physical reality for the improvement of manufacturing and training processes.

Poka, an IFS company, has released Poka for Apple Vision Pro as part of its Connected Worker platform. It is available from the Apple App Store. Poka was acquired by IFS in 2023.

The integration of Apple’s advanced device combined with the Poka platform allows manufacturing organizations to improve productivity, operational efficiency and worker safety by leveraging spatial computing and augmented reality to redefine task execution and enhance training. It allows users to transition between immersive digital content and augmented physical reality to manipulate 3D models of physical objects using their eyes, hands and voice to provide an immersive experience across all manufacturing and training processes.

On the manufacturing frontline, workers wearing the Apple Vision Pro are presented with a large visual desktop that can overlay Poka application windows without obstructing people or operations on the shop floor. For example, the Factory Feed and Analytics dashboards can be viewed through the headset while not obscuring the wearer’s view of the physical factory floor. Workers can also execute tasks and checklists through voice commands to streamline operations and ensure critical information is always accessible.

Poka for Apple Vision Pro can also be used for training by using it to film instructions from a first-person point of view. This avoids the need to have two people when creating content (the videographer and the trainer).

“The combination of immersive technology and spatial computing in a connected workforce environment marks the beginning of the industrial metaverse,” said Antoine Bisson, chief technology officer at Poka. “It is a true game-changing development for manufacturing organizations and holds huge potential to put people front and center in the manufacturing process—both on the frontline and for their learning and development. Providing workers with a much more immersive experience results in better training, factory floor communication and hands-free productivity.”

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