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Royal Canadian Navy to use AR for maintenance and training

02 April 2019
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The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has begun to test augmented reality (AR) software developed by Kognitiv Spark to help technicians improve maintenance and repairs on board active naval vessels.

The Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, developed on Kognitv Spark's RemoteSpark software, is designed to be used with Microsoft HoloLens. According to Kognitiv Spark, the software leverages AR, mixed reality, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence to streamline ship operations including repairs, maintenance, and knowledge transfer.

With the system, RCN marine technicians and weapons engineering technicians could be connected remotely to subject matter experts (SMEs), who can provide guidance using real-time video, audio, annotations, and relevant holograms of machines featuring IoT data as well as supporting documents.

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