Production to Begins on DAQRI Smart Glasses

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Los Angeles-based technology firm DAQRI has entered into an agreement with manufacturer Flex (Cork, Ireland) for its augmented reality headsets Smart Glasses.

The glasses, which launched at CES 2017, are designed for professionals in the medical, engineering, construction and manufacturing fields.

“Augmented Reality continues to gain momentum in both consumer and enterprise markets,” said Mike Dennison, president, Consumer Technologies Group at Flex. “We are excited to be partnering with DAQRI, a leader in AR innovation that is focused on delivering technologies that redefine what is humanly possible.”

DAQRI has also designed the Smart Helmet, which is in earlier stages compared to the Glasses, and those have begun trial runs with companies such as Mortenson Construction.

The company says that the Smart Glasses allow the wearers to see “guided work instructions or, in remote expert mode, see and write on their co-worker's field of view and give guidance.”

Software, Hardware

The glasses are supported by a 6th Generation Intel Core M7 Processor and an Intel RealSense Camera LR200. The latter is what deciphers the geometry of the space and what’s within, essentially allowing users in the construction industry, for example, to see inside walls or ceilings.

“For the construction industry, we see it as a needed disrupter to resolve a wide range of business problems, such as increasing safety awareness for the field crew related to just-in-time knowledge,” said Mortenson’s Senior Director of Project Solutions Ricardo Khan in an early-May interview. “As a downstream value, our customers can leverage AR to dramatically improve operating and maintaining their facility.”

In addition to manufacturing the Smart Glasses, Flex will manage consumer logistics and provide services such as repair and maintenance.

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Tagged categories: Augmented reality; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Equipment manufacturers; Good Technical Practice; North America; Technology

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