DAQRI, a startup out of Los Angeles, is looking to be the “google glass” so-to-speak among blue-collar workers.
The DAQRI smart helmet has taken the company four years to develop and becomes the first hard hat on the market that is also loaded with sensors and a couple of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
At a glance, the whole idea makes sense. Many blue-collar workers, those in construction for example, would probably benefit more from augmented-reality technology than an accountant sitting at a computer all day because they are typically exposed to more dangerous situations on a daily basis.
The DAQRI smart helmet makes it easier for workers to assess a situation, share data with other users in real time, and take action.
“No matter where you go, it understands the context, so you can use 4D anywhere,” according to the company’s website
DAQRI expects to sell its hard hat of the future for thousands of dollars a piece, a price big companies may be willing to ante up with all the product’s potential.
Not to mention, the smart helmet features the most computing power ever in a wearable, in large part because of its size, but a major benefit of the device nonetheless.