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Life-Saving Wearable Devices that Boost Safety for Construction Workers

The construction industry ranks in first place when it comes to the number of fatal workplace injuries. In 2016, there were 991 deaths reported in the United States, almost 6% increase from the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, according to McKinsey & Company, the construction industry is lagging behind […]
Wearables in factory

Majority of Manufacturing Facilities Will Adopt Wearable Technology in 5 Years

As wearables are becoming popular, their uses are also becoming diverse. Commercial use of wearables is on the rise. Wearable devices that were once used to measure your steps and heart rate can now act as a barcode scanner. Factories and construction sites are using wearables to improve safety and productivity of workers. Related Construction […]
Tencent weishi

China’s Tencent Launches Smartglasses that Look Like Snap Spectacles

Tencent, the Chinese social media giant, known for its messaging app WeChat, is launching video-recording sunglasses, called Weishi smart glasses that looks very much like the US-based social media Snap’s “face-camera” Spectacles gadget. Produced by Shenzhen-based company called Tonot, Tencent’s Weishi glasses come with a camera in the front corner which enables users to film […]
ODG SAVED pilots

Augmented Reality Mask to Help Pilots Navigate with Smoke-Filled Cockpit

ODG, maker of extended reality smartglasses, has announced a prototype called SAVED™, which is the first-of-its-kind heads-up display (HUD) oxygen mask that incorporates ODG’s award-winning smartglasses technology to help pilots in emergency landings if the cockpit gets filled with smoke. Read more DigiLens Announces AR Waveguide Displays for Smart Motorcycle Helmets SAVED (Smoke Assured Vision […]
Mining wearables

Smart Equipment to Enable Hands-Free Mining in the Future

With increasing pressure faced by the mining companies, the mining industry is turning to digital solutions, especially wearable technology to improve the productivity and safety for mine employees. For mine operators, mining safety is a huge concern. More and more mining companies are adopting tools that can help to improve the safety of their staff. […]
Focals smartglasses

North Raises $130 M to Launch its Focals Smartglasses with Investors Including Amazon

Thalmic Labs, an Ontario-based startup has changed its name to ‘North’ and launched a pair of smartglasses that are customized to your face. The company already raised $130 million with backers including Amazon, Intel, and top-tier venture capitalists, reports Business Insider. The smartglasses look like regular glasses that one can wear every day. The glasses […]