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SUMITOMO DRIVE PT EXPERIENCE

In a partnership with the team at Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Gravity Jack developed the PT Experience Augmented Reality App to be compatible with Apple’s iPad. Equipped with the app, Sumitomo sales representatives brought their patented Cyclo and Bevel BuddyBox gearmotors to life through a series of 3D animations — giving customers an in-depth look into the mechanics of the product. Through AR’s virtual product display capabilities, the PT Experience provides app users with an exploded view of each of the internal and external features of the Cyclo and Bevel BuddyBox  — a task that can’t be duplicated in person with the actual machinery.

With the ability to take their products anywhere, the PT Experience allows users to view and interact with several to scale products virtually in the real world, without having the products physically present. By selecting the external view of each product, users of the application can explore all 360º of both units and learn about the unique features visible to the outside. Conversely, the internal view showcases the unique arrangement of components and comprehensive design that goes into each of Sumitomo’s products. In addition to insight into the products, the PT Experience app enables users to email Sumitomo, locate their nearest Sumitomo Drive Technologies’ sales representative, visit Sumitomo’s global website or online product configurator.

Client

Sumitomo Drive Technologies

Platforms

iOS App Development

SERVICES

Augmented Reality

Place digital experiences within a real-world environment

Mobile App

Deliver dynamic content to customers in new and exciting ways

Virtual Product Display

Place a digital, true to size versions of your product anywhere

3D Development

Realistic 3D artwork that can be viewed from any angle

Custom Animations

Movements and actions that bring 3D artwork to life

Localization

Provide specific information based on the user’s location

THE GRAVITY JACK PROCESS

Wanting to empower sales representatives with a comprehensive tool that showcases the intricacies of Sumitomo’s product line to customers, Gravity Jack designed and developed a user-friendly mobile application that leverages augmented reality to virtually display the internal and external features of Sumitomo’s gearmotors.

TIMELINE STAGES

USER STORIES

Puts us in the shoes of a potential user to make informed decisions about the functionality and flow of the project.

WIREFRAMES

The blueprints of a project that put the design and development teams on the same page prior the development

UI DESIGN

Applying the styles to the wireframes to achieve the final design.

DEVELOPMENT

Development begins with the architecture of the project with integration tests help verify that all software is written based on the project requirements

QUALITY ASSURANCE

A test plan is created where the project is tested at each development milestone and again multiple times upon competition to ensure a seamless experience

LAUNCH

Working alongside the client, a process is established to launch the project based on the intended audience. The code is then packaged up and provided to the client!

TABLET DESIGNS

Designed specifically for Apple’s iPads, the Sumitomo PT Drive experience was a comprehensive marketing tool that places lifesize 3D models in augmented reality space.

Tablet

UI/UX development for mobile devices with larger screen sizes

FINAL DELIVERY

Through the development of the Drive PT Augmented Reality Experience, Sumitomo sales representatives brought their patented Cyclo and Bevel BuddyBox gearmotors to life through a series of 3D animations — giving customers an in-depth look into the mechanics of the products.

The Goal

With it being logistically impossible, Sumitomo wanted to give potential customers an inside look into all of the components that make their Cyclo and Bevel BuddyBox gearmotors superior to the competition.

Gravity Jack’s Solution

Leverage realistic 3D models and corresponding animations that provide an exploded view of each of the internal and external features of the Cyclo and Bevel BuddyBox in AR space.

The Result

The PT Drive Experience Augmented Reality developed for Apple’s iPad that leverages AR’s virtual product display capabilities to place true to size models of Sumitomo’s products anywhere, anytime. In addition to engaging customers with educational animations, the app allows users to email Sumitomo, locate their nearest Sumitomo Drive Technologies’ sales representative, and visit Sumitomo’s global website.

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