Glartek and FhP-AICOS disrupt Industry 4.0 with advanced Data Display capabilities based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR)

Glartek and FhP-AICOS merged AI and AR to improve productivity and ensure data accuracy in industrial operations.

April 12th, 2023 – Lisbon, Portugal – Glartek, a leader in innovative Augmented Reality solutions for asset-intensive and manufacturing industries, has partnered with Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS (FhP-AICOS), Simoldes, and Águas do Porto to develop cutting-edge technology that leverages the power of AI and AR to revolutionize shop floor operations.

This innovative technology facilitates the reading of crucial shop floor equipment, namely manometers, and optimizes data display. Consequently, this will enable faster and more efficient operations. By seamlessly integrating advanced AI and AR capabilities, the technology can provide industry professionals with real-time insights and valuable data. In turn, it is possible to streamline decision-making and improve overall productivity.

The partners’ advanced technology is revolutionizing how shop floor operations are managed (including maintenance, LOTOTOs, Audits, and others). This is possible by combining the capabilities of Augmented Reality, AI, and IoT in a single solution.

The technology will improve human-machine interactions, allowing operators to display Augmented Reality data through HoloLens and smartphones or tablets. Additionally, recognition and automated lecture modules validate image recognition and gather field evidence. As a result, it is possible to reduce execution time and ensure data accuracy.

“Our goal is to simplify access to information to speed up execution. With this technology, we are able to deliver a reliable, fast, and accurate display of data, that can make a real difference in the industry, and we are proud to display our enabling product in work at Hannover Messe this year.”

Bruno Duarte, CEO, Glartek.

In fact, the partnership is a testament to the companies’ commitment to research, innovation, and development in the technology sector. 

“With SINATRA project we aim to streamline and facilitate industrial preventive and corrective processes. Our combined expertise in technical and scientific valences will enable us to deliver a innovative technology that will support Industry 4.0.”

Maria Vasconcelos, Project Manager, FhP-AICOS.

Glartek and its partners will showcase the technology at this year’s Hannover Messe 2023 (Hall 17, stand A57).

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About Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS (FhP-AICOS) is one of Fraunhofer Portugal’s research centers, based in Porto, and created in 2009, following a partnership between the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), the Foundation for Science and Technology and the University of Porto (UP).

From its first industry research contract to its first product on the market, AICOS has evolved significantly, growing its team in size as well as in diversity of competences. With a client portfolio from a broad range of areas, such as health, agriculture, retail or energy, AICOS has consolidated competences in Human-Centred Design, Intelligent Systems, and Connected Things.

User analysis in different environments, computer vision, cognitive and decision support systems, and the internet of things are some of the fields of study in this research centre which steers its activities towards applied research. Currently, the innovation themes of interest to AICOS are cognitive connected solutions, digital farming, accountable artificial intelligence, decentralised health technology, and living and ageing with data.

About Glartek

Glartek, founded in 2017, is a leader in Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for the Industry. Its mission is to increase the efficiency and safety of industrial processes. Glartek’s software solutions combine AR and Internet of Things (IoT) domains to bring visibility, optimization, and reassurance to field operations. Its wide range of customers varies from asset-intensive companies such as EDP and Manufacturing companies, such as Renault. Glartek headquarters are in Lisbon, Portugal, and has raised over €1.5M in venture capital.

This work is being developed within the scope of the SINATRA project, a co-promotion between Glartek and Fraunhofer. The project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Portugal 2020, with the project code POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069974.