OPS Solutions in Wixom has combined wearable headset hardware with software that delivers a portable manufacturing and assembly solution for industrial applications.
“For a number of reasons, manufacturing companies have long struggled to integrate wearable technology into the factory floor,” says Paul Ryznar, founder, president, and CEO of OPS Solutions.
“The latest Light Guide Systems patent addresses some of the key challenges by fusing software and hardware to provide essential visual and audio information to operators to guide them through complex tasks. Our new technology takes wearables to a new level of flexible functionality. It allows us to tackle applications that none of our competitors can touch.”
Light Guide Systems, which OPS Solutions created, projects a digital operating canvas onto a work surface and provides audio and visual prompts, guidance, pacing, and direction.
The new headset will introduce remote support and Light Guide Systems software integration, including fully immersive and 3-D devices or heads-up display models.
Connecting the wearable device to Light Guide Systems and software allows integration with manufacturing execution systems and existing factory tools, servers, databases, and more.
Integration with the Light Guide Systems controller means the device is not wasting battery and central processing unit power on communications and computations and is instead focused on the display. It also allows operators to coordinate multiple wearables in the same area.