Can Industrial Metaverse Reduce Work Crisis?
May 27, 2022
With three years into the pandemic, our work methods and culture have taken a swirl. It has changed the way we collaborate, connect with colleagues and even perform our work. In some ways it has been challenging to adjust to the new normal but in some ways, it has given us new ways to improve our work. And now with metaverse, I guess we can see improvement in attaining and retaining skills, productivity and work/life balance.
Implementing Industrial Metaverse
By the end of 2022, we can see industrial metaverse being embraced more by small to mid-size companies rather than just industrial giants. Industrial metaverse focuses on bringing real-world objects or concepts to virtual world either using AR or VR and thus allowing people anywhere in the world to be in a virtual environment/room in their avatars to collaborate with each other. Let’s explore some opportunities of metaverse for companies in the industrial sector.
1. In Virtual Training of Workforce
Training in virtual environments and objects similar to the work environment helps the employees get real-time training experience on how and what to perform without worrying about making mistakes. They could make mistakes and yet be not worried of any consequences. Such training enables the companies to protect their workforce from difficult and dangerous situations and as well save costs associated with training on real complex machines.
2. Remote Collaboration from Anywhere in the World
The workers and trainees can remotely collaborate with each other in a virtual environment similar to their work space along with the digital twins of the products (if necessary). This makes decision making process easier even while being at different locations.
Metaverse also enables workers to get quick immersive assistance from their field experts. The expert’s digital avatar can guide the worker in any critical tasks when limited by travel restrictions.
3. Digital Twins ahead of Physical Deployment
In metaverse, you can create digital twins of real-world objects and physical locations in order to compare the product being developed against different versions, and design alterations. The growing market of digital twins proves that more and more companies in the industrial sector has started to embrace it. According to the report by Grand View Research, the digital twin market is estimated to reach $86.09 billion by 2028.
Metaverse and its Infinite Possibilities
Metaverse is the future and many industrial specialists know it already. It is of no doubt that companies that don’t adopt it will have to sit on the sidelines. Metaverse is here to transform businesses and aid the workforce and reduce the risk at work.