Augmented Reality (AR) is not just a buzzword; it’s a transformative tool that’s been busy shaping the future of industries around the globe…

Augmented Reality as a Solution for Businesses

Many industries are leveraging AR technology to overcome challenges such as time-consuming training, inefficient processes, and improper practices. From booming industries like healthcare to technical trade fields and beyond, here’s a few ways AR is already being used to help businesses maximize their operations:

  • Training: Providing immersive, hands-on experience in simulated environments.
  • Process Optimization: Enhancing efficiency by offering real-time visual guidance and step-by-step instructions.
  • Inventory Management: Organizing and managing product inventory.
  • Safety: Reinforcing safety guidelines and alerting employees to potential hazards.
  • Communication: Facilitating better communication between teams, especially in complex or unexpected situations.

 

Augmented Reality in the Cleaning Industry

Just as in other fields, AR is making a significant impact in the cleaning industry by integrating digital information into real-world environments using devices like smartphones, iPads, and AR glasses. Despite widespread adoption in various sectors, AR technology specifically tailored to the cleaning industry is still emerging.

For those curious about the benefits of AR technology in the cleaning industry and how it can help their business or jan-san crew, here’s what you can expect:

  • Enhanced Training: Providing visual guidance and step-by-step instructions in real-time for accurate and efficient cleaning processes.
  • Improved Procedures: Alerting crews to previously undetected soils and recommending optimal cleaning products.
  • Boosted Productivity: Offering on-demand information for improved productivity.
  • Fewer Errors: Reinforcing safety guidelines and alerting employees to potential hazards.
  • Expert Guidance: Ensuring employees (and in some cases, customers) receive expert guidance and transparent data in real-time, whether on-site or remotely.

 

How Midlab is Leading the Way

At the forefront of AR innovation in the cleaning industry is Midlab. In 2019, our team introduced The Inspire Training Experience, a groundbreaking AR solution to common cleaning and training challenges. We’re proud to say Inspire is the first and only AR technology tailored specifically to the cleaning industry, which serves businesses today as a patented solution for simplifying cleaning and training in our industry.

If you’re new to Inspire, here’s how the technology works in three quick steps:

  • Scan: Utilizing a device, users scan the room to identify key touchpoints for cleaning.
  • Select: Users choose a surface to clean from the touchpoints identified before swiping through a range of products available for use.
  • Clean: A product is selected and immediate access to cleaning instructions, informational videos, and off-site help is provided.

At Midlab, we’ve seen firsthand how leveraging AR technology like Inspire allows cleaning operations to become more efficient, accurate, and safer, setting a new standard for excellence in cleaning. Moving forward, we look forward to watching as this AR technology continues to grow and serve more businesses with its interactive platform for keeping Everything Clean.

For more information about AR solutions and how they can benefit your business, reach out to us at customerservice@midlab.com or visit midlab.com/AR. You can also follow us on social media (@midlabeverythingclean) for future updates and more information like this.

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