Boeing has been using AR glasses since 1995, when it experimented with early head-mounted displays and rudimentary software. But due to bulkiness of the device, they shun it and switched to an affordable and more powerful Google Glass to accomplish tasks. Initially, the basic device was a failure as it was not able to pull information from Boeing's databases in real time.
So the company asked APX Labs -- the maker of a smart glasses software platform called Skylight -- to produce a higher-quality Glass app that Boeing could give to its technicians on the assembly floor. The Skylight app now works perfectly allowing a Glass wearer to scan a QR code, which pulls the wireless harness software, and then scan another code to load the assembly instructions. The app also supports Glass voice commands and lets users stream what they're seeing to another technician in the event of something unexpected, the report noted.