Laboratory: Digital Transformation
The demand for real-time insights across people, product, and process is on an exponential rise. We are in the era of Industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution. As Industry 4.0 unfolds, several fields will undergo rapid evolutionary development – AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, AR, VR and 3D printing – all these technologies will come together to make Industry 4.0 possible.
Laboratories are evolving too. Smart labs equipped with the latest technologies are pushing the boundaries of safety and efficiency. Cutting edge techniques are transforming the manufacturing and construction sectors.
In this blog, let’s look at the key digital transformation trends in the laboratory space.
|Connected Labs||Internet-of-Things (IoT) are increasingly becoming commonplace in the laboratory environment. IoT refers to the technologies that enable equipment and machines to be networked with each other. Fitted with sensors and software, IoT devices are gathering fine granular data which were not previously available.|
|Remote Monitoring||IoT combined with mobile technologies enable a variety of remote monitoring, management, and preventive options for the lab equipment and the associated infrastructure.|
|Automation & Robotics||Laboratories are turning to robotics and automation, to assist the humans in the laboratories. The human-machine coordination are deployed in areas like sample preparation and analysis, to boost efficiency and accuracy.|
|Visualisation & Analytics||Big data, a commonly used term for large volumes of data, is used for a variety of analytics to derive operational insights and predict future possibilities. Analytics combined with visualisation are being deployed in a variety of environment like lab design and construction, operations & maintenance, training, etc.|
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