At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, DAQRI has unveiled its latest Augmented Reality (AR) helmet, which uses a set of glasses to make ‘x-ray’ vision possible.
The new DAQRI Smart Helmet uses Intel’s sixth generation M7 processor chip and RealSense 3D camera to provide a form of AR, making it five times more powerful than its predecessors and becoming the most powerful wearable AR device available.
Many of the world’s largest technology companies have strong interests in this the area of augmented reality, which involves computer images being ‘overlayed’ on the real world, and being able to see through objects. A demonstration saw a worker use the helmet to look through pipes that could be faulty.
There is also the possibility, when doing manual labour, for workers to see digital instructions on top of what they are viewing.
DAQRI has announced the helmet is primarily aimed at people who work in industrial environments and are particularly hands-on, with it improving productivity, the well-being of workers, and most importantly, safety.
This is unlike Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens, which were marketed as consumer devices.
Speaking on stage at CES 2016, Brian Mullins, the CEO of DAQRI, said: “We have already demonstrated how the use of augmented reality and hardware and software solves problems for our partners and, with the addition of Intel technology, we are supercharging DAQRI Smart Helmet so that we can continue to drive the future of work.”
The Smart Helmet is going to be released in the first quarter of 2016.