Interior supplier and integrator Jamco America will demonstrate new augmented reality (AR) technology and its Venture premium-class seat at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington, on 3-6 February 2020.
AR involves superimposing a 3D computer-generated image onto a person’s perception of the real world, which provides a composite view that Jamco says can easily guide a user through key maintenance tasks. Jamco’s AR technology is designed to provide an advancement in product maintenance training for the aerospace industry. The new tool was developed in partnership with Object Theory, a mixed reality specialist.
PNAA attendees will be able to experience Jamco’s AR training demonstration on an actual Venture business-class seat. The Jamco system audibly communicates step-by-step instructions to the user as computer-generated images create a guiding overlay on the product. The user has complete control over the pace of their work by selecting when they are ready to proceed to the next step.
Jamco’s Venture reverse herringbone business-class seat will also be on display at PNAA. It is designed for the Boeing 787, as well as other wide-body aircraft types. The product is made with recycled materials and was designed to be lighter than the standard aircraft seat, easy to install and require less overall maintenance.