We dedicate this section to emerging technologies that in recent years have become cheaper to be able to enter the industrial market in a competitive way. The use of drones, augmented reality and virtual reality is, increasingly, consolidating in visual inspections.

The integration of new technologies must be done in order to increase the safety of the inspectors, reduce costs to the company, and improve the working conditions of the inspectors. The goal should never be the implementation of the new technology itself.

Before investing in new technologies, it is necessary to validate the benefits that it will give to the company and guarantee the adoption of its use in the inspectors. That is why we recommend making pilot plans or hiring services with the technology to consider before deciding on the investment.

Figure 1: Asset condition dashboard.