Augmented Reality, technology for manufacturers and suppliers of the Habitat industry value chain


Augmented Reality (AR), enabling technology that provides digital information superimposed on the real view, can be an ally in the process of digitalization of companies.
The working group Habitat Eficiente of the AEICE cluster pursues the objective of improving the competitiveness of its members, mainly SMEs, in terms of innovation in processes, products, business models and internationalization.

CARTIF, has designed and developed a new module based on AR for smart glasses based on the recognition of QR markers to launch the experiences of AR, particularized for three technological pilots:

  • Risk identification (Metallicas Iscar).
  • Management of machine maintenance (Cancio).
  • Machine status monitoring (Lino Alonso).


  •  Align with the “Connected Industry 4.0” (MINECO) initiative, establishing activities that allow companies to benefit from the intensive use of ICTs.

  • Facilitate innovation processes linked to digitalization through Augmented Reality (AR) applied to industry, especially SMEs.

  • Develop innovation in manufacturing processes: applying a specific methodology based on augmented reality (AR).


  • Design and develop an Augmented Reality software module for smart glasses, which allow viewing of the environment and hands-free operation.
  • Software implementation in three technology pilots. (1) Risk identification, (2) Machine maintenance management, and (3) Machine status monitoring.
  • Design and develop a HABITAT-RA Application Guide as a support tool in promoting the applicability of AR.

Expected results

  • The technological diagnosis of the habitat sector, which identifies its particularities, and the main barriers to the introduction of AR technology.
  • An Augmented Reality software module for smart glasses as an example of the application of the AR in different aspects: risk identification, machine maintenance or machine status monitoring.
  • An Application Guide as a support tool for SMEs in the sector.


Programa apoyo AEI. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.


Overall CARTIF budget: 67,183 €
CARTIF Grant: 33,591 €
Lifespan: July, 2017 – March 2018


Javier Rodríguez Nieto

Industrial Engineer

Industrial and Digital Systems Division


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