Iristick, a leading provider of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses developed for the industry, had partnered with Aviapartner and Air Cargo Belgium to introduce smart glasses technology to the air freight industry. In light of an innovation-backed Vlaio project, Iristick smart glasses were trialed as a first in the airfreight industry.
The partnership aims to create a more efficient way to accept, check and handle shipments at BRUcargo with the help of smart glass technology. To achieve this goal, the companies are cooperating together with Belgian agency, VLAIO, which granted and funded the project to develop and test the proofs-of-concept.
The Flemish government-backed innovation project aimed to create a more efficient acceptance procedure for export freight at BRUcargo, and saw Iristick’s smart glasses trialed as part of an exploration into the use of XR technology (the collective term for augmented, virtual and mixed realities) within the air freight industry.
The goal of the project came down to finding a more efficient way to accept, check and handle shipments at BRUcargo with the help of smart glass technology. The first proof-of-concept focuses specifically on digitizing the acceptance checklists for damage control and shortage, while the second proof-of-concept was designed to innovate and improve the current operational processes. In this regard, multiple manual tasks were automated by automating the label recognition module, reports Iristick.
In addition to providing workflow guidance, scanning capabilities and image capture, a shorter learning curve was also experienced, with the entire process becoming 100% paperless and sent directly to the cloud, according to Iristick.
The company stated: “This project proves that XR [extended reality] technology can change the future of airfreight handling drastically, by creating smoother and faster processes. All this while eliminating paper procedures and creating a safer work environment.”