Smart Helmet brings hi-tech to hard hats

Grant Prior 3 years ago
Share

A cross between Google Glass technology and a hard hat will be on show at next month’s Digital Construction Week.

The Smart Helmet from technology specialist Daqri is billed as “the world’s first wearable machine interface”.

It allows 4D data to be directly projected onto an HD hands-free display beneath a protective visor.

Daqri said the system packs “more power than has ever been built into a wearable computer”

It added: “With the True 4D display, your organization can provide intuitive 4D work instructions to your workforce.

“Workers will understand processes quicker, spend less time on each step, and make fewer errors.

DAQRI_Smart_Helmet_Product_150_0009

“4D work instructions shown step-by-step in the context of the job being done increase efficiency, save money, and provide valuable process improvement analytics.”

Video cameras on the visor also allow workers to capture the site in progress and the Smart Helmet integrates with existing software.

The Smart Helmet is typical of the hi-tech innovations on display at Digital Construction Week.

Show director Oliver Hughes said: “Areas like BIM will still have a big focus at the show but we are all about ways technology can improve the design, construction, engineering and delivery process.

“Visitors will get the chance to see and use all the latest developments which can help boost productivity.”

For more information on Digital Construction Week click here

 

Latest news

Heathrow calls for fresh ideas on airport expansion

Businesses or individuals are being called to pitch in ideas for third runway expansion
33 mins ago

BAM wins Bristol engineering building

Enabling works later this summer at the University of the West of England's Frenchay campus
31 mins ago

Egis takes on M40 upkeep role from Carillion

French giant saves 95 jobs at crashed contractor
19 hours ago

Robertson bolsters north west arm with O’Rourke hires

Peter Grieve joins as north west operations director
23 hours ago

Shareholders revolt over Persimmon pay

AGM vote sees £75m bonus deal for chief executive agreed but 48% of investors vote against
3 hours ago

Competition fear over Tarmac Breedon concrete plants swap

Competition watchdog raises concern about ready-mixed supplies in South Wales and Lancashire
3 hours ago

Scottish quarry surfing lake approved

£10m project to create Scotland's first artifical surf park gets go-ahead
4 hours ago

Science Museum seeks builder for vast storage building

Firm to be picked in October for 300,000 sq ft warehouse near Swindon
23 hours ago

Boost your online presence – join the new Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers will showcase their products, services and latest stories
2 weeks ago

Insurers slam fire test regime for building materials

"More realistic" lab tests demanded for cladding systems post Grenfell
1 day ago

£80m twin hotel plan for Manchester Airport

Ibis and Holiday Inn kick-start new £180m Airport City hotel district
1 day ago

Worker in plunge removing fall arrest bags from school site

Court hears edge protection was not up to industry safety standards
1 day ago

Mace to start £120m Crossrail office scheme

PLP Architecture reveals latest images of Farringdon scheme
2 days ago

Green light for Liverpool Monarchs Quay scheme

Next phase of King's Dock mixed-use scheme approved
1 day ago

Accident rates hit record lows for NASC scaffolders

Contractors representing 16,000 scaffolding operatives continue to reduce accidents
1 day ago

First packages awarded on £28m Milton Keynes office job

Galliford Try gets going on eight-storey complex
2 days ago

Network Rail to build £46m Wigan train depot

Preparation works are getting underway for Ince-in-Makerfield depot
2 days ago

Specialist trade bodies petition No 10 for payment reform

Unprecedented coalition of trade associations urge Prime Minister to act
2 days ago

Construction boss and developer jailed for contracts bribery

Skansen Interiors MD and and DTZ project manager sentenced
2 days ago

Murphy wins Wessex Water Trym Tunnel relief sewer

North Bristol tunnel scheme to start next year
2 days ago

Graphene concrete game-changer for industry

Exeter Uni scientists produce concrete with twice the strength and four times water resistance
2 days ago

Kier lands lead role in £19.4m Glasgow theatre revamp

Work to start in September revamping the Citizens Theatre
3 days ago

Hill boasts record year as partnerships margin hits 3%

Partnership housing drives growth at Hill as pre-tax profit hits £47m
2 days ago

CMS wins £10m glazing deal on BAM’s Atlantic Square job

Major package win on £100m scheme
3 days ago

Contractors fold before £2m site death fines

Judge hands out huge fines but firms are no longer in business
3 days ago

Green light for £350m Leeds South Bank scheme

Preparation works can now start with construction planned to start next year
4 days ago

Mace go-ahead for London £150m Hanover Square scheme

Great Portland Estates JV secures pre-let to start building work on Mayfair scheme
3 days ago

Growth to rebound to 2.7% next year after flat 2018

30% fall in office activity over two years offset by surge in infrastructure
3 days ago

Crystal Palace to start £100m main stand next summer

Iconic main stand plan to go to London mayor to rubber stamp
3 days ago

Builder murdered by colleague on central London site

Murder hunt under way after construction worker bludgeoned by colleague on Hatton Garden roof
6 days ago

Contractor services