Wearables: A Look at Smart Helmets

The progress made with mixed-reality technology and its potential to transform on-site workflows has placed increased demands on wearable technology, which comply with safety regulations.

Tech companies continue to address the challenges, in order to help bring the emerging technology to the construction jobsite in the future.

As one case, Trimble announced it is collaborating with DAQRI to integrate the DAQRI Smart Helmet with Trimble's mixed-reality application suite to enable outdoor and on-site support for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations and natural resources markets. The collaboration is part of Trimble's Mixed-Reality Pilot Program.

Integrating wearables devices with AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) can lead to better construction projects, as it enables greater productivity and safety at the jobsite.

Mixed reality enables contractors to interact with digital content in the context of the physical environment. DAQRI Smart Helmet is designed to work in enterprise settings and displays realtime information based on the user's surroundings.

This is one case of new technology being integrated to provide solutions on the jobsite, and it is an example of what the future holds for the construction industry.

Posted: 4/18/2017 1:36:19 PM


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