Augmented reality gets serious with high-tech hard hat

AUTHOR: Inavate

Augmented reality developer DAQRI is targeting industrial applications with a hard hat that incorporates 360 degree navigation cameras and a high resolution depth sensor to deliver augmented reality to workers in the field. It uses DAQRI's tracking technology, Intellitrack to overlay 4D virtual content on the wearer’s field of vision.

Intellitrack was designed for industrial applications and can maintain tracking when dealing with non-standard shapes and low lighting. Even if the majority of DAQRI Smart Helmet’s sensors are obscured or blocked, tracking will continue to function.

The helmet was designed to integrate with existing hardware and software and become part of an existing workflow. The interface can be controlled and touched via integration with new form factors such as smart watches.