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DAQRI: Hi-Tech Pioneer for Advance AR Wearables

Based in Los Angeles, DAQRI’s CEO Brian Mullins, and his team has extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering, and computer vision. They’ve “considered the user experience of what the worker would see. We had to create a display that was there when you needed. Easy to use and had a whole new interface that was intuitive and when you were done, it got out of the way; so you can go back to work without distraction.” DAQRI supply clients a powerful solution to increase workforce effectiveness. A wearable human machine interface.

Real-time contextual 4DHD content is displayed through a fully translucent optic, affixed to a sturdy visor. The smart helmet seamlessly stores data for other workers to utilize, and designed to assist in established business processes and workflow. HD video recording, alphanumeric capture, 3D mapping, and photography is supported as well. Workers time management is significantly improved with 4D step-by-step work instructions, shown in context of the area and job through augmented reality. Workers can expect the battery life to last a whole shift. Impressive.

Intellitrack is a revolutionary technology software, that uses computer technology called visual inertia navigation. It acts as the cortex of DAQRI’s smart helmet. No matter where you go, the sensors can map the environment down to the millimeter at any given time. The system operates, even when all helmets sensors are obscured or obstructed; due to low lighting or nonstandard shapes. Information from DAQRI’s Smart Helmet’s 360 navigation and high-resolution 3D depth cameras, and industrial-grade inertial measurement unit, is used to build a sophisticated mathematical model; intelligently avoiding potential mistakes in tracking. It operates various types of industrial work environments. These capabilities are powered by ViznNav technology( Visual Inertia Navigation), which keeps everyone in the loop, of other worker’s positions.

ARToolKit is acquired by DAQRI. ARToolKit is a open-source SDK(software development kit) that allowed the use of low cost, consumer grade webcams running on consumer-grade PC. This enabled users to learn, modify , improve, and build augmented reality software inexpensively. A research community sprang from open-source software, which provided the a platform for the DAQRI’s smart helmet augmented reality capabilities. Developers can use DAQRI’s 4D Studio to create and modify AR applications for specific tasks. “Users will have ability to touch and control the interface with new form factors, such as smart watches.”

DigitalTrends describes DAQRI’s smart helmat as “inherently useful, innovative, and carefully designed.” Bim+ calls it the “industry’s ‘interface to the internet of things.” It is now doubt, this startup is a hi-tech pioneer for wearables.

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