DAQRI, an AR company based in Los Angeles, has introduced the Smart Helmet, which includes a high-speed wide-angle tracking camera, a thermal camera, multiple sensors, and Intel Core processors.
Microsoft Corp., which produced a pair of mixed reality smartglasses called HoloLens, is working with Trimble Inc. to integrate Trimble’s 3-D modeling and collaboration software with HoloLens for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations industries. Other companies are also working toward industrial uses of AR headgear.
DAQRI’s Smart Helmet uses a combination of cameras and sensors to capture and record real-time information about the user’s surroundings, from valve readings to thermal data. It can also show the wearer stored information such as safety guidelines and worker instructions. This video shows how the helmet works: