05 Sep '17, 10am

Sats to start using augmented reality to improve accuracy and efficiency of baggage and cargo handling

SINGAPORE - Ground handler Sats announced on Tuesday (Sept 5) that it will be using augmented reality technology - specifically smart glasses - for its ramp handling operations. This is expected to increase the accuracy and efficiency of baggage and cargo handling, and shorten loading times by as much as 15 minutes, said the firm at a media conference announcing the move. Using smart glasses, Sats staff will be able to scan “visual markers” such as QR codes on baggage and cargo containers, and then get information – projected on the glasses – on their weight and loading sequence. This technology is called augmented reality, which in this case involves digital text being overlaid on the real-world things a person sees through the glasses. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up These glasses will be provided to about 600 of Sats ramp handling staff. They wil...

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