Lichtwerk is a spin-off of local supply companies Mariasteen en Molendries, disabled care center Groep Gidts and workplace architect Emino. American Light Guide Systems (and its parent company OPS Solutions) is a world player in industrial augmented reality (AR). The new partnership is aimed at all industries, with a special focus on the social economy and sheltered workshops. The technologies developed by Light Guide Systems not only increase production quality and efficiency in the workplace, they also ensure a higher level of well-being for (vulnerable) employees.
At the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, inclusion was one of the central topics in addition to the theme of climate change. As 1.3 billion people – 17% of the global population – have a disability, one of the major challenges for the future is to actively ‘include’ this large group in society and ensure ‘workable work for everyone’. Assistive technology plays a crucial role in this mission. Lichtwerk and its sister company Mariasteen have extensive experience in using this type of technology, but also in the field of digital work methods and AR solutions such as Light Guide Systems.