The DAQRI Smart Helmet will be getting the Trimble Mixed Reality application suite added to its compatible list of applications, which will enable users from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry to use augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
The construction industry has recently begun to bring virtual reality (VR) and AR technology into the industry in a big way, using the advantages of VR/AR in planning and training to save money and improve safety, as we have seen with the push to use VR to train crane operators, or the investment in construction site capture with Holobuilder.
Trimble and DAQRI are joining others in the effort to transform and improve how construction sites work using AR/MR and wearable technology. Aviad Almagor, director of Trimble’s Mixed-Reality Program said: “Mixed reality enables our customers to interact with digital content in the context of the physical environment. Our customers would like to extend the use of this technology as part of their day-to-day on-site work. It is our mission and part of our hardware agnostic approach to provide them a variety of solutions, which support their needs.”
The DAQRI Smart Helmet has been designed specifically to meet safety requirement in potentially dangerous environments such as construction sites, off-shore facilities like oil rigs and mining operations.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Trimble and to showcase the DAQRI Smart Helmet at ConExpo,” said Roy Ashok, DAQRI’s chief product officer. “DAQRI’s proprietary, augmented-reality technologies and Trimble’s mature set of mixed-reality applications can enable workers to be safer and more productive in the field. In addition, this collaboration will enable DAQRI to enter new markets and accelerate the implementation of our vision.”
VRFocus will bring you further updates on DAQRI and VR/AR use in construction as it comes in.