Android powered smart helmet produced by DAQRI

Android powered smart helmet produced by DAQRI
The latest in Android powered wearables is a Smart Helmet. Produced by DAQRI, the helmet sports a visor, cameras and sensors, and is designed to be used by the lunch-pail set. This sets it apart from Google Glass. DAQRI president Andy Lowery has promised to "spare no expense," which means that the helmet could have a price in the thousands of dollars.

The Smart Helmet is powered by two Snapdragon processors, and can pair with a smartphone or a smartwatch. It can be used to visually superimpose instructions on the visor, as an engineer is working to repair a rather complex piece of machinery. It can be used during inspections of expensive equipment before a product is shipped. Data is saved on flash cartridges.

The DAQRI helmet obviously doesn't have the same target audience as Google Glass has. This isn't a product that you casually put on before heading out to a bar or restaurant. And even though Google Glass might be able to handle some of the tasks that the helmet will be asked to perform, Daqri users won't be snapping pictures to post on Instagram. In fact, the cameras will be used to document what workers are doing, allowing another set of eyes to take a good look at the production and inspection of machinery.

The DAQRI Smart Helmet is expected to be launched next month. You can learn more about it by clicking on the video below.



source: WSJ

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19 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Omg lol. I'd prefer one of those fighter pilots wear :)

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

BraindroidWash Wear

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Says the guy who buys a phone based entirely for the brand name.

10. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yes yes, when you buy a phone, you are buying it for the brand name. The aesthetics, the clean UI, the build quality, etc. All these factors COME with the "brand name". Very happy and satisfied with my Nexus 5 and iPhone 5s. If you don't like it, tough sh*t.

3. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I need one of these HUDs for my motorcycle helmet... navigation, upcoming traffic, hd porn, i can fap while riding

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just buy a skully helmet :)

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

just wear google glass under the helmet! :)

5. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

I'm pretty sure its not running the latest version of android and it doesn't have the latest specs which makes it useless

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

These are custom helmet for taking reading and sending it back to the company for verification. Their target audience seem to be industrial workers. It not going to have play store for the user to download more apps.

19. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No, corporate customers are the target audience, not the employees, specifically, operations and manufacturing, based on the video. Software will be customized based on the ops of the business in question, just like any other IT implementation.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Looks like it belongs in some 1980s anime series.

8. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

doesnt look as protective as a conventional hard hat

9. mturby unregistered

smarter than google glass.

11. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Hmm! Maybe the next 20 years everythings turn to android. Android smart motorbike, smart car, smart building,,,,,,, smart maid?

16. moaz264

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

smart clothes,maybe a robot running android,smart paper,smart newspaper,smart water or maybe the weirder smart oxygen that if you breath it lets your brain run android

12. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Guys check out my new smart ass. it rocks a "dual core" CPU and has a camera :D

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Be careful. Someone might get the idea to try out your USB port.

15. moaz264

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

hahahahaaaaaaaaa I cant stop laughing its funny but i have similar thing smart f*ck with an octa-core cpu,20 mp camera,4gb ram,heart rate sensor,finger print scanner and a f*ckin' 64 TeRaByTe memory for storing sayings of the word f*ck

18. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Does it come in strawberry?

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