Honeywell intelligent wearables connect field workers with remote experts, brings live data into view

Honeywell head-mounted wearable technology responds to voice commands and brings live data into the view of the field worker. Image: Honeywell

Honeywell has introduced a handsfree, wearable technology that features a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, as well as health and safety information into view.

Part of Honeywell Connected Plant, the Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables technology also connects field workers with remote experts in real time and allows them to assimilate skills and knowledge while working.

“This new Honeywell Connected Plant technology offers industrial workers the information they need when they need it, wherever they are,” Youssef Mestari, program director, Honeywell Connected Plant, said in a statement.

“That means workers carry with them decades of relevant expertise that is accessible at any time by simple voice activation. This makes this solution a particularly good fit for industrial workers who have an affinity for technology and who need more physical freedom to efficiently accomplish their work.”

The wearable technology uses the latest in handsfree mobile computing, augmented reality, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and mobility software, the company said. It combines the RealWear HMT-1Z1 handsfree wearable computer with Honeywell’s Movilizer platform, a cloud-based workflow solution, to support field service operations, specifically in hazardous locations.

“RealWear’s 100 per cent handsfree, rugged head-mounted computing platform is the world’s first to achieve the Zone 1, Class 1/Division 1 level of intrinsically safe certification,” added Sanjay Jhawar, co-founder and president of RealWear. “Together with Honeywell’s software and services we enable digital transformation that drives higher productivity and safety for people working in hazardous locations and across the industrial sector.”

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