Intel launches industrial focused augmented reality Daqri Smart Helmet

The helmet combines Daqri’s computer vision and navigational technology with Intel’s RealSense technology – which uses a 3D high-definition infrared camera, an infrared laser projector and software to integrate “human-like senses” into technology.

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Unlike HoloLens, intended for various purposes including entertainment, the Daqri Smart Helmet is meant primarily for industrial use.

The wearer will have the ability to look inside objects, whether it be machinery or pipes, using real-time overlay of information like wiring diagrams, schematics and can also see areas that need to be fixed.

Augmented and virtual reality, impressive but still nascent technologies, have become a fixation of Silicon Valley as of late, with companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft all making commitments to their research and development.

The DAQRI Smart Helmet is powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core m7 processor.

The Smart Helmet is aimed at maximizing safety and productivity for workers.

The Guardian U.K. reported that “The Smart Helmet has been tested by a range of Fortune 100 companies across aerospace, construction, oil, and gas industries, and will be available for purchase in the first quarter of this year”.

This Smart Helmet, to be displayed at CES 2016, also features the Intel RealSense technology.

Although some have said this device is similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens AR glasses, the argument is DAQRI’s device has a safety helmet and general availability.

‘Intel is transforming industry with its advanced technologies, ‘ said DAQRI founder and CEO Brian Mullins.

“The chip giant claims that The DAQRI Smart Helmet System on a Module (SoM) packs more CPU and GPU power than has ever been built into a wearable computer, so 4D work instructions on your factory floor can consistently track to the environment, in real-time”.

Back in Las Vegas, however, Mullins and DAQRI revealed some of the technology that has gone into the new-and-improved smart helmet, including a sixth-gen Intel Core m7 processor as well as Intel’s RealSense technology.

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Bridget Karlin, MD for Intel’s Internet of Things strategy office believes that the Smart device has been created to solve fundamental and day-to-day problems that are faced in the industrial set-up of today.

The DAQRI Smart Helmet