Cleaning is one of those jobs that most people don’t think much about, but that affects everyone’s lives in a significant way. Whether it’s at home, at work, in hospitals, or in public spaces, hygienic cleanliness is important to us and it ensures that our environment is safe and comfortable. We expect hygienic cleanliness and at the same time the cleaning business is subject to strong price and cut-throat competition, at the expense of quality.
The cleaning industry is a low-wage sector, often employing foreigners with a lack of language skills. Communication problems and poor cleaning are inevitable. Cleaners are not adequately trained due to lack of budget and they are overwhelmed with the complex procedures, not to mention the little time they have to clean, which makes thorough cleaning almost impossible. High staff turnover exacerbates the problem – a vicious circle.
A German tech startup named AR-Check has set itself the task of solving this global problem. An interdisciplinary team of cleaning experts and software developers are developing the world’s first “digital cleaning company,” in the form of AR glasses and with the help of artificial intelligence and augmented reality, which autonomously organizes cleaning jobs and transforms unskilled cleaners into cleaning experts, guiding them through the cleaning process in their native language. The glasses also show which areas need to be cleaned (marked in red) and which ones are already done (marked in green).
But AR-Check is not just a guide. It is also a monitor that checks the quality of the cleaning and corrects any mistakes. AR-Check communicates with sensors on cleaning tools and materials to make sure they are used properly and efficiently. For example, sensors on vacuum cleaners and gloves can indicate the correct pressure to be applied during cleaning with a sponge, brush, or cloth. AR-Check also keeps track of the cleaning process and records everything for verification and accountability.
AR-Check is the first technology of its kind that combines AI and AR to enable autonomous and automated cleaning. AI and AR are two of the most advanced and rapidly growing technologies in the world, with enormous potential for innovation and disruption. AI is the ability of machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, and decision making. AR is the ability to overlay digital information onto the real world, creating an enhanced or modified reality.
AR-Check harnesses the potential of AI and AR to create a new standard for the cleaning industry. By using AI and AR, AR-Check can provide several benefits for both cleaners and customers, such as:
– Increased efficiency: AR-Check can reduce the time and effort required for cleaning by providing clear instructions, feedback, and support. AR-Check can also optimize the use of resources by managing inventory and reordering stock as needed.
– Improved quality: AR-Check can ensure that every cleaning task is performed to the highest standards of hygiene and safety by detecting and correcting errors during cleaning. AR-Check can also provide proof of quality by documenting the entire cleaning process.
– Enhanced satisfaction: AR-Check can increase the satisfaction of both cleaners and customers by making cleaning easier, faster, and more effective. AR-Check can also increase the trust and transparency between cleaners and customers by providing evidence of quality.
AR-Check is not just a product. It is a vision for the future of a hygienically clean world. A future where cleaning is simple, quick, and effective. A future where cleaning is powered by AI and AR.
AR-Check was founded by Martin Cudzilo, who has been in the cleaning industry for over 25 years, specializing in the development of cleaning and quality assurance systems. For several years, he has been researching and developing systems with the goal of digitizing and automating the cleaning industry. Co-founder Karol Recko is an engineer with extensive knowledge in the field of new technologies. For 15 years, he has been a leader in the development of IT applications. Since 2017, he has specialized in the digitalization of work and cleaning processes. They saw an opportunity to use AI and AR to revolutionize the cleaning industry, which has been largely unchanged for decades.
AR-Check is not just the next trend. It is a vision for the future of cleaning. A future where cleaning is simple, quick, and effective. A future where cleaning is powered by AI and AR. AR-Check is at the forefront of this future, using the latest advances in AI and AR to create a unique and innovative solution for the cleaning industry. AI and AR are two of the most disruptive technologies in the world, with exponential growth and global impact. Companies like OpenAI are leading the way in AI and Apple in AR applications. AR-Check uses and combines both technologies to solve the pressing and expensive problems of the cleaning industry. For the first time, the latest technologies are enabling a transformation in the cleaning industry that was previously unthinkable.
Guest article written by: Matthew Zelitt is an investment broker and representative of AR-Check, which is a German AI/AR startup seeking to revolutionize the cleaning industry. Their system organizes cleaning jobs and dramatically increases efficiency.