Honeywell has announced the availability of Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables, which feature a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, and health and safety information into view.
The hands-free, wearable technology also connects technicians with remote experts in real time, enabling 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,” said Youssef Mestari, program director, Honeywell Connected Plant. “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.”
Honeywell’s new technology reportedly uses the latest in hands-free mobile computing, augmented reality, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and mobility software. It combines the RealWear HMT-1Z1 hands-free wearable computer with Honeywell’s cloud-based Movilizer platform to support field-service operations, specifically in hazardous locations.
Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables allow for the following:
- Operator task automation: Guided work instruction and procedures plus visualization of documents to facilitate on-site work.
- Visualization of live data: Real-time IIoT data made available to the technician.
- Video capture and playback: On-demand and on-site learning through playback of video, captured by expert operators working on similar tasks, searchable using voice.
- Expert on call: Instant access to remote experts via video chat who can see what the on-site technician sees and can provide advice, share documents, or annotate the video feed.
- Geo-localization, navigation, and asset visualization: Locates an operator in the plant and provides navigation and visualization as required for a task.
- Rapid emergency evacuation: Locates workers in the plant and guides them to an assembly point using geo-localization.
- Man-down assistance: Detects a man down, identifying the location and notifying the emergency team for assistance.
“RealWear’s 100% hands-free, rugged, head-mounted computing platform is the world’s first to achieve the Zone 1, Class 1/Division 1 level of intrinsically safe certification,” said 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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