Upskill unveils GE Aviation Smart Glasses pilot

Upskill, a provider of enterprise software for augmented reality (AR) devices, has announced a successful pilot at GE Aviation using the company´s Skylight platform on Glass Enterprise Edition, the company said.

The new use case combined with significant growth in AR and assisted reality implementations across GE, Boeing and many other customers worldwide, is a testament to the immediate return on investment companies in the industrial sector see after deploying Skylight on Glass.

GE Ventures first invested in Upskill in 2015. Today, GE, both one of Upskill´s largest customers and an investor, is using Skylight in seven active projects at 12 locations globally.

These smart glass implementations span a wide range of use cases across GE Businesses–from topbox cabinet wiring, to warehouse picking and kitting, to field repair and maintenance. In the case of GE Aviation, age-old tools are now becoming connected, and interacting digitally with people who build and repair aircraft engines.

Mechanics tested Skylight on Glass combined with a WiFi-enabled torque wrench to optimally tighten bolts while performing routine assembly and maintenance tasks. The result, reduced errors at key points in the assembly and overhaul of engines, unlocking millions of dollars in savings both for GE and its customers. GE Aviation also saw an average increase of 8 percent to 12 percent in mechanic efficiency while using the smart glasses, further increasing the operational and financial value proposition.

Upskill (formerly APX Labs) is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices in industrial settings. Trusted by the world´s greatest companies, such as GE, Boeing, Rio Tinto, and Shell, our industrial AR platform, Skylight, and associated applications including EyeSight, enhance the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite.