For a small tech company to break into the highly competitive Aerospace industry is almost unheard of and yet, Roboxa, a small startup based in Singapore has done just that with their iteration of ‘Smart Glasses’. Often defined as wearable computer glasses that are able to change their optical properties at runtime, Smart Glasses can be programmed to change tint by electronic means, superimposing information onto a field of view. All of this is achieved through an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) or embedded wireless glasses with transparent heads-up display (HUD) or augmented reality (AR) overlay that has the capability of reflecting projected digital images as well as allowing the user to see through it.
When Navin and his partner first initiated Roboxa, intuition told him that there was more that he could offer to an already over-saturated Aerospace market. “We were able to stand out from the competition by building software solutions for our Smart Glasses, and implementing that entire process. Clients see us as an end to end solution provider,” quotes Navin.
Their product offers engineers and mechanics the ability to attain remote assistance by simply wearing their Smart Glasses. A small camera, mounted on the top of these glasses, updates senior technicians and engineers in real time so that they can facilitate and aid in the repairing or building process. “We’ve equipped these glasses with pre-set instructions and designated tasks set out by their senior technicians, and their supervisors can connect to the glasses remotely as long as they have access to Wi-Fi”.
At the moment, the process of repairing or modifying aeronautical equipment is a long arduous process. Roboxa’s Smart Glasses is abating this by allowing multiple engineers the ability to “virtually work” on a single task no matter where they are on the planet.