AR-Enabled Platform Reduces Military Maintenance Errors

Taqtile’s Manifest Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled work instruction platform creates digitally augmented workflows that increase service member understanding, reduce cognitive stress, and improve operational readiness By DA Reporter / 15 Jun 2022
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At Eurosatory 2022 in Paris, 13-17 June, Taqtile is showcasing use-case performance data demonstrating how its Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled work-instruction platform, Manifest, reduces technician errors when performing vehicle repair, maintenance, and inspection tasks. 

Through the capture of expert knowledge, integrated with key sources of data and fused into an intuitive AR environment, Manifest creates digitally augmented workflows that increase service member understanding, reduce cognitive stress, and improve operational readiness.

Manifest is used by deskless technicians and mechanics at defense organizations such as the US Army, the New Zealand Defense Force, and the US Air Force to manage a variety of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) tasks, as well as inspection procedures. Making military personnel more efficient and their work more accurate keeps military equipment operating properly, makes defense facilities safer and more compliant, and improves the safety of operators.

Performance data from various studies demonstrate how effective Manifest is:

  • USAF jet engine technicians using Manifest completed 100% of 28 assigned tasks with zero errors.
  • Automotive technicians in the New Zealand Army Trade Training School using Manifest completed tasks with 36% fewer errors than trainees using extant training methods which included instructor assistance.
  • Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) evaluators using Manifest generated 53% fewer errors/discrepancies than counterparts not using Manifest.

“The data clearly support the efficacy of Manifest in military inspection, repair, and maintenance use cases,” said Kelly Malone, Chief Customer Officer, Taqtile. “Manifest is performing a key function in helping defense organizations modernize workflows, and reduce errors and omissions caused by skills gaps.”

The Manifest AR-enabled platform will be demonstrated on the HoloLens 2 in the Microsoft stand (K350, Hall 5A) at Eurosatory. Attendees can follow a routine maintenance procedure to inspect a physical aircraft front landing gear in the booth.

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