Augmented and virtual reality

Immersive technologies

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are immersive technologies currently experiencing steady growth and increased adoption, also in industry, due to technological advancement and their potential to reconfigure business processes and procedures. 
Augmented reality (AR) technology superimposes digital elements, such as images, videos or text, onto the real world. Whereas virtual reality (VR) technology creates a fully immersive simulated environment, separating users from the real world.

Experimental applications in Edison

Investment in research and adoption of new AR and VR solutions is therefore important for the future, to optimise the management of activities in the field and improve safety for operators. 
In this regard, Edison has begun widespread experimentation using virtual and augmented reality to simulate risky events and improve maintenance procedures by operators in the field.

In the area of training, for example, Edison has obtained technological solutions for reducing the number of accidents in the workplace through more engaging, innovative training experiences exploring complex concepts in workplace safety.

Exploiting the same potential, several applications are under consideration to perform remote supervision and harness different skills, with the benefit of reducing resolution times and support costs while improving the experience of the services offered to customers.

Areas in which we innovate

Innovation itself is constantly changing, and in our work at Edison we always keep an eye on the latest developments in the industry, staying on the cutting edge of innovation to safeguard the future.