Augmented Reality Becomes Top Emerging Technology

Grid Raster says the remote work and training capabilities offered by augmented reality have increased its relevance in many industries.


In this week’s episode of OEM Industry Update, editor Sara Jensen speaks with Dijam Panigrahi, co-founder of Grid Raster Inc. A recent analysis from GlobalData found augmented reality (AR) is now the most disruptive emerging technology. According to Panigrahi, the global pandemic has helped accelerate use of and interest in AR because many companies realized the need for a tool which could enable remote work.

Relevance and urgency are key drivers for new technology, he says. The pandemic created an urgency for using AR; the uptake may have taken 5 years but instead happened over the last 5 or 6 months.   

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