‘Smart helmet’ could revolutionize construction site workflows
January 20, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
Topcon Positioning Group has partnered with DAQRI, a world leader in enterprise augmented reality, to collaborate on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site.
Topcon and DAQRI — creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them — will work together to create a solution designed to make workers on the job safer and more productive through the use of augmented reality technologies.
The two companies will collaborate to integrate DAQRI’s hardware and software solutions with Topcon positioning solutions. Powered by 4D Studio, DAQRI’s software platform for positioning, the partnership will allow construction workers to view information from their projects in the real-world work environment to make their workflows safer and more efficient.
The collaboration is designed to bring wearable technology to a wider AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) user-base; empowering the wearer with a hands-free tool that can be used on the job.
“DAQRI is a leader in providing solutions in outdoor environments, which will meld well with our positioning and software innovations,” said Jason Hallett, Topcon vice president of product management.
“It’s the first step in utilizing our mutual synergies to develop rugged, heads-up display technology for our marketplace.”
“We are committed to developing innovative solutions that power the future of work and Topcon is at the forefront of the industry with some of the most innovative products that are being used by millions of workers across a variety of environments,” said Matt Kammerait, vice president of product, DAQRI.
“This makes them the perfect partner to integrate the Smart Helmet into existing workflows. We look forward to seeing how our partnership re-defines the nature of ‘work,’ by setting a new standard for wearables in the AEC space.”