The hands-free computer fits on safety helmets and helps companies increase productivity and improve worker safety
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Spotted: US-based RealWear has created a wearable industrial headset that connects workers to augmented reality (AR) programs on worksites. The heads-free is the first of its kind in the industry, according to the company.
RealWear says the wearable improves productivity and safety in the workplace. It offers three different types of headsets, which snap on to hard hats and provide on-site access to AR apps and other programs. The sets are voice-controlled and project to a small virtual Andriod tablet right below eye level. The headset can been flipped back or removed when it is not needed.
The company builds the headsets as well as the basic software. It also allows third-party developers to build apps for the headsets. Currently 120 apps run on the headsets.
RealWear recently raised $80 million (€71 million) in a Series B equity and debt round. It has raised a total of $100 million (€89 million), according to Geekwire.