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There’s no margin for error when building an airliner. That’s why Boeing uses smart glasses and Skylight from Upskill to guide technicians as they wire hundreds of planes a year.
Every Boeing plane has dozens of miles of wiring. For years, technicians used “phone books” of paper diagrams to guide them.
Today they work hands-free with Google Glass running the Skylight platform from Upskill (formerly APX Labs). Wiring instructions appear right in their viewfinder. No need to look away at diagrams: technicians use voice commands to call up the right schematics as they work.
The result: Boeing has cut its wiring production time by a remarkable 25% and has lowered error rates to nearly zero.