The maintenance of elevators and other mechanical systems housed by built environments is set to undergo radical change thanks to emerging technologies such as augmented reality and the Internet of Things.

Engineering firms are turning to the latest augmented reality technologies currently making their debut on the market to improve maintenance and repair operations for the mechanical systems of built environments. Germany’s ThyssenKrupp has announced that it will use the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality device to help the company’s 24,000 global service technicians ensure that elevators under their care…