Technology specialists Daqri have developed a hard hat, which allows workers to capture 4D data of construction sites in progress and project the data onto a HD hands-free display beneath a protective visor. The ‘Smart Helmet’ is billed as “the world’s first wearable human-machine interface”. The company has revealed that the system packs more power that has ever been built onto a wearable computer.
They added that with the true 4D display, any organisation would be able to provide 4D work instruction to its workforce. Further, they revealed that workers would be able to understand processes quicker and spend less time on each step and make few errors. 4D work instructions shown step-by-step in the context of the job being done increase efficiency, save money, and provide valuable process improvement analytics, says Daqri. Video cameras on the protective visor allow workers to capture the site in progress and the Smart Helmet integrates with existing software.
A professional-grade hard hat that uses 4D augmented reality technology, the helmet connects workers to their environments. The head-mounted display improves productivity, safety and efficiency by allowing work instructions to be seen through the helmet in the context of the job being done. The helmet recently won a 2015 Edison Gold Award for industrial solutions.