Intel unveils industrial focused augmented reality Daqri Smart Helmet

Intel unveiled a new augmented reality Daqri Smart Helmet designed for industrial applications, featuring x-ray-like vision using its RealSense 3D camera.

DAQRI LLC, the world’s leading enterprise augmented reality company, said that its Smart Helmet, powered by Intel’s M7 chip, began shipping today.

The helmet features a high-resolution 3D depth camera, and 360° navigation cameras, supporting HD video recording, photography, 3D mapping, and alphanumeric capture, allowing the Smart Helmet to read and understand signage and instrument data.

Intel DAQRI SMART HELMET

The DAQRI SMART HELMET

DAQRI’s new Smart Helmet is powered by native augmented reality software and the Intellitrack™ system.

Intellitrack is the intelligent cortex of DAQRI Smart Helmet, using visual inertial navigation to understand the world, providing unprecedented capabilities including object recognition, environment mapping, and 3D reconstruction of a facility.

The developer said: “No matter where a user go, it understands the context around you so it can track and overlay information anywhere.”

Intel DAQRI SMART HELMET

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.

Bridget Karlin, managing director of Intel’s internet of things strategy office said: “The Daqri Smart Helmet is a great example of integrating advanced human-machine interface into existing devices to make something smart and solve a potential problem.”

“Intel is transforming industry with its advanced technologies. Intel powers some of the world’s most impressive products and, with the addition of its latest processor and RealSense technology into DAQRI SMART HELMET, we introduce the most advanced human machine interface to the market,” said Mullins.

“We have already demonstrated how the use of Augmented Reality 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 future of smart and connected devices includes augmented reality,” said Bridget Karlin, managing director of Intel’s IoT Strategy Office and CTA board member.

“The DAQRI SMART HELMET is a great example of integrating advanced human machine interface into existing devices to make something smart and solve a potential problem.”

The maker of the helmet, DAQRI, is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains an R&D facility in Sunnyvale, CA and a development center in Dublin, Ireland.



Video: DAQRI Smart Helmet: Origins

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