Were any trends for 2020 put on hold due to the pandemic?
At least one that has been temporarily on hold is described in Yokogawa’s “Five Key Innovation Concepts to Impact Frontline Engineers in 2020.”
The idea behind “Holistic real-time actions through accessorizing” was that digital twin insights streamed in real-time to wearable accessories on frontline staff would better equip operators to make more holistic decisions.
However, the pandemic disrupted progress in this area as such as factory acceptance testing. In the coming year, refinements in AR accessories made during 2020 will better enable real-time actions in conjunction with digital twins. The digital twins will, of course, work with frontline staff whether they are on-site or remote.
Which key trends will evolve in 2021?
Take a look at our picture gallery below to see the key trends for the process industries.
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