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Need Help Fixing a Windmill?

January 2, 2015 by Rick Costanzo 0

Offshore wind farms have hundreds of windmills in remote locations mostly out in the middle of the ocean. Have you ever wondered how they do maintenance on those turbines that are 100 meters up in the air?

Thanks to voice-driven augmented reality apps, it can actually be really simple: a request for field service comes in, a technician gets dispatched to the site, and upon arrival, the app delivers step by step instructions on what needs to be done and what safety issues need to be considered. It also allows the technician to file reports, order parts, access documentation, and dial in an expert, all while performing the actual repair job.

Sounds too good to be true? I’ve invited an expert from the world of energy to talk about how augmented reality apps help companies like DONG Energy produce clean energy under challenging conditions.

@rickcostanzo

This story originally appeared on SAP Business Trends.

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