Jan 07, 2016 12:56 AM EST
Intel has introduced the Daqri Smart Helmet through its keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show, 2016 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The hardhat has been developed by Daqri but Intel's RealSense 3D camera enables it to represent an augmented reality.
Augmented reality (AR) is a form of technology which transforms computer images into the real world. Microsoft has generated a lot of attention for its focus on AR with its HoloLens, which has only seen limited demos. But through unveiling the smart helmet, Intel is believed to surpass Microsoft in the race towards augmented reality world, reports Yahoo News.
The software, used in the helmet, adjusts different athletes ranging from novice runner to Iron Man competitor. Three time Iron Man Champion Craig Alexander has expressed his satisfaction over the smart helmet in the introductory program.
Daqri's helmet, powered by Intel's M7 chip and RealSense, promises to travel to new worlds through sophisticated head gear. The represented new world has drawn attractions of every major tech giants in the industry. The list of attracted giants includes Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other pioneers, reports CNET.
Intel has reportedly spent years and is known for developing electronic chips that runs computers. It has launched RealSense system at CES- 2014 and CES- 2016 has witnessed a perfect follow up to the company's Perceptual Computing platform.
In the smart helmet, RealSense has been combined with a 360° (Degrees) sensor array and Intel's latest Core m7 processor. Daqri's computer vision and tracking system has also been added to produce the available most powerful AR wearable device, reports The Guardian.
The chip giant has showed off a kind of x-ray vision by letting a worker to see through pipes and picks up the faulty one through the in-built RealSense camera. The helmet may also be used to provide digital directions to the manual workers.
The smart helmet has been designed considering industrial applications unlike the ever marketed consumer devices such as HoloLens or Google Glass. It allows the wearer to effectively monitor the workings of objects using real-time overlay of information.
The Smart Helmet has been tested by 100 companies across aerospace, construction, oil and gas industries. It is scheduled to become available for purchase from the first quarter of this year.
Chip giant Intel has demonstrated its collaborative product, x-ray visioning Smart camera. Daqri's helmet, powered by Intel's M7 chip and RealSense, promises to bring new worlds through sophisticated head gear. The represented new world has drawn attractions of every globally recognized tech giants like Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other pioneers.
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