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Wheel Replacement Training is an interactive electronic training manual (IETM) that uses 3D models and marker-rich augmented reality technology to provide a completely new training experience. It is a free download for HoloLens, iOS, and Android (both smartphones and tablets). The application illuminates the ways in which augmented and mixed reality can be used to provide a far more engaging and participation-based training experience than traditional formats.
Both amateurs and professionals, businesses and non-profits involved in the broad sphere of the automotive industry that could benefit from a higher standard of training manuals.
Art: 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, Adobe PhotoShop.
Development: Unity, Vuforia, HoloToolKit, Microsoft Visual Studio.
Our objective was to release an interactive electronic training manual that combined the latest technologies with a well-designed and carefully crafted interface. The extension of this objective was to provide partners (and their clients) with a concrete demo of what the next generation of IETMs look like and how they are positively transforming a range of verticals. The challenge was to choose which technologies to implement in this project in order to provide the best end-user experience.
Choosing to focus the IETM on how to replace a wheel on a truck, it was decided that the only way users could really understand this process was if the truck were really in front of them. With this in mind, the team decided to release an augmented reality version to target the majority of users and a mixed reality solution to target those specifically trying to crack into mixed reality. The augmented reality solution uses marker-rich technology, whereas the mixed reality solution uses holograms.
When using the AR version, the user points the camera of their smartphone or tablet at a “marker” and a 3D rotatable and interactive model of the truck appears against the real-time backdrop of the user’s current environment. In the case of this app, the marker is a 2D image of the truck.
Using the MR version, the user is able to explore a virtual hologram of the truck that exists within the actual, physical space that the user is currently in. This allows the user to walk around and explore the specifics in the exact same manner that he/she would if it were truly there.
The application primarily serves two functions: first, transforming the written content of training into interactive, virtual models; secondly, broadcasting the model into your current, physical environment in real-time. The models can then be rotated, zoomed in or out, and moved in order to give a full range of inspection. With the model in view, the app then proceeds to inform, test, and train the user in how to replace the wheel in a fully interactive, visual experience. The vital system features are execution speed and stability. Thanks to this, the entire app runs smoothly and quickly.
Bring training into the 21st Century with the augmented and mixed reality-based 3D solution, Wheel Replacement Training!
Use the link below to download and print all specially-designed trigger markers:
To download the Wheel Replacement Training application for your smartphone, click on the links below:
To download Wheel Replacement Training for HoloLens, click on the link below: