Augmented Reality Revolutionizing Remote Support

Augmented Reality (AR) is reshaping remote support and specialized industries, driving efficiency and innovation. Discover how India's AR and VR market is poised for significant growth and the transformative impact of AR in the workplace.

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In the age of hyperconnectivity and digital innovation, Augmented Reality (AR) stands as a beacon of change, heralding a new era in remote support. While AR has been often associated with gaming and entertainment, it has emerged as a game-changer in the business world, redefining how remote support is delivered and experienced. It has unlocked a myriad of possibilities, empowering experts to remotely guide, assist, and troubleshoot with unprecedented effectiveness.


For businesses and industries worldwide, the boundaries between virtual and physical realms are getting blurred, thanks to the Industrial Metaverse where information and data undergo digital transformation and are seamlessly presented through augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies. The industrial metaverse is a pivotal component of Industry 4.0, leveraging advanced digital technologies like AR, VR, digital twins, etc. to transform industrial processes, improve efficiency, enhance collaboration, and drive innovation in manufacturing and other industries.

If we talk about India's Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market, it is projected to reach a revenue of ₹US$759.9m in 2024. It is expected to experience an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 11.39%, resulting in a projected market volume of ₹US$1,170.0m by 2028. This remarkable ascent is propelled by factors like the surging adoption of head-mounted displays (HMDs), technological advancements, and increased digitization. 

Harnessing the power of AR in today’s hyperconnected world


Many companies in India are using AR to help workers from a distance. This is driving efficiency in business processes by streamlining activities increasing how much can be done, lowering costs, and ensuring safety is top of mind. Increasingly we are seeing AR being adopted in the manufacturing industry for these reasons. With AR, workers can get help from afar, making the process smoother and reducing errors. This also means industrial machines have more up time as no waiting for an ‘expert’ to get there to fix issues. Additionally, it saves money by cutting down on the need for people to travel, which means less travel costs, transportation, and new equipment.

AR provides real-time instructions for work, letting people get help and information right in front of them and with AR enabled headsets, hands free. For instance, the combination of live camera streaming, augmented reality notes, voice calls (similar to those on the internet), and text chatting facilitates collaboration among individuals, resulting in increased productivity and fewer errors. AR software for remote help is also crucial for ensuring the correct safety rules are followed. It guides people through their tasks, creates lifelike practice runs, records work and checks if it's done right, and even allows inspections from far away.

Such applications of AR for remote assistance serve as a digital maestro, overlaying easy-to-understand digital instructions, immersing learners within interactive simulations, and providing real-time guidance, all at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional human-led training methods.


Remote Work, Real Impact: AR’s Role in Specialized Fields

Let’s imagine a scenario where a factory's assembly line is experiencing an unforeseen disruption. With AR, an on-site worker can stream a live video of the issue to a remote expert. This expert, equipped with AR tools, can overlay instructions, schematics, and annotations directly into the worker's field of view. This real-time visual assistance drastically reduces the time needed to diagnose the problem accurately and provides step-by-step guidance for resolution. 

As the work-from-anywhere or hybrid trend continues to gain momentum, it's evident that not all industries can seamlessly transition to hybrid or remote work setups. This challenge becomes particularly pronounced when specialized equipment or office layouts are essential for efficient operations. 


As remote work becomes increasingly prevalent, the role of AR in specialized fields is set to expand. The ongoing advancements in AR technology, combined with the growing demand for remote solutions, indicate a promising future for this innovative solution. Businesses that embrace AR in specialized fields are not only adapting to the demands of the present but are also positioning themselves as pioneers in their respective industries. The real impact of remote work, facilitated by AR, goes beyond just maintaining operations; it redefines how industries operate, innovate, and connect in the digital age. 

The future looks bright with Augmented Reality

AR is not just a buzzword; it's the vanguard of a profound transformation in how we engage with technology, collaborate, and execute tasks. Its far-reaching potential spans diverse domains, offering benefits such as superior training methods, heightened productivity, and enriched customer interactions. Companies that embrace AR create interactive and customized customer experiences, resulting in heightened engagement and satisfaction.  

As India's AR and VR market continues its meteoric ascent, integrating AR into workplaces is critical. The moment to harness this transformative technology is now. Welcome to a future where support transcends boundaries, and opportunities are boundless.

 -By Rupesh Lunkad, Managing Director-India and South Asia, TeamViewer