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	 Such	 systems	 also	 provide	
multi-level	 training	 capabilities	
through	 personalized	 guidance	 and	
instruction,	 while	 providing	 trainees	
with	the	autonomy	to	proceed	at	their	
own	 pace	 -	 all	 without	 the	 need	 for	
experienced	personnel	to	oversee	the	
process.	Once	a	trainee	feels	that	they	
have	 mastered	 a	 skill	 or	 sequence,	
they	can	then	move	on	to	a	 certification	 phase,	 where	 they	 complete	 the	
program	on	their	own	-	without	computer	 guidance.	 The	 result	 is	 a	 powerful	 and	 flexible	 training	 tool	 that	
allows	trainees	to	engage	in	even	the	
most	complex	and	intricate	manufacturing	tasks	and	assembly	sequences.
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Tactical advantages
Augmented	reality	training	programs	
and	protocols	feature	a	wide	range	of	
potential	advantages	that	includes:
*	 Saving	 time,	 man-hours	 and	 resources	 by	 allowing	 trainees	 to	
"self-train"	 on	 manual	 processes;	
(allowing	experienced/senior	personnel	to	engage	in	more	complex/
challenging	tasks);	
*	 Precision	 and	 accountability,	 with	 systems	 using	 a	 range	 of	
cameras	 and	 guidance	 systems	 to	
record	hand	position,	sequencing,	
part	 selection	 and	 other	 operational	details;	

*	Standardized	training	that	eliminates	the	inefficiency	of	variation;	
*	 Real-time	 analytics	 and	 detailed	 data	 collection	 that	 provides	 important	 insights	 into	
common	 mistakes	 and	 potential	
process	improvements;	
*	Easy	customization	and	mobility	
(for	portable	systems)	that	makes	
it	possible	for	systems	to	be	adapted	for	a	number	of	different	training	applications;	and
*	 Eliminates	 the	 need	 for	 written	 work	 instructions,	 which	 is	
particularly	 valuable	 in	 sterile	
lab	 or	 healthcare	 settings	 where	
sanitation	 and	 cleanliness	 are	
paramount-reducing	 or	 eliminating	 the	 potential	 transmission	 of	
infectious	 material	 and	 worries	
about	 potential	 contamination	 or	
health/hygiene	issues.
	
	 The	 leap	 to	 augmented	 reality	 is	
like	 moving	 from	 a	 traditional	 paper	map	to	a	modern	GPS	system	on	
your	 phone	 or	 mobile	 device.	 Both	
present	 the	 same	 information,	 but	
GPS	 apps	 do	 so	 in	 a	 way	 that	 provides	 real-time	 visual	 and	 audio	
guidance,	 adaptive	 navigation	 that	
takes	 emerging	 issues	 like	 traffic	
and	 wrong	 turns	 into	 account,	 and	
allows	 you	 to	 operate	 in	 a	 safe	 and	
hands-free	manner.	
	 As	 many	 manufacturers	 are	 discovering	 for	 themselves,	 the	 power	
and	 potential	 of	 augmented	 reality	 is	
primed	to	break	similarly	new	ground	
as	part	of	an	innovative	new	approach	
to	training	and	process	refinement.	mt
Paul Ryznar Engineer, inventor and entrepreneur
Paul Ryznar created Light Guide Systems and is the
founder, president and CEO of Novi, Mich.-based OPS
Solutions. Wixom, Mich.-based Light Guide Systems,
Light Guide Medical and OPS Solutions have created
patented products Light Guide Systems Pro™ and
Light Guide Systems Classic™. Learn more at www.
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