As one of world’s leading suppliers of cables and wire systems, Lapp was looking for a unique way to demonstrate its more complex solutions at an international exhibition. And at the same time show how new Augmented Reality technology can help in providing remote services… This is where Force Field came in.
Using the Microsoft HoloLens, the user sees a manufacturing robot working with the LAPP cable solutions in augmented reality. When the robot breaks down unexpectedly, both users have the capability to interact with the LAPP robot, to fix the robot and make the machine operate perfectly again. By creating a connection between the Hololens and a second user with a tablet (depicting remote service personnel), not only the possibilities of AR are shown in a very practical ‘plug & play’ way, but also the interaction with remote users.