Industrial Wearable Hands-Free Connectivity to Frontline Workers

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Real Wear has partnered with Zoom to provide Real Wear assisted reality headset devices that integrate with Zoom for a hands-free experience. The industrial wearable device will be used by frontline workers globally at Exxon Mobil.

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Real Wear HMT-1Z1, the only commercially available certified head-mounted device permitted in environments where explosive gas may be present.
Real Wear HMT-1Z1, the only commercially available certified head-mounted device permitted in environments where explosive gas may be present.
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Real Wear has recently announced that it is working with Zoom to expand the use of its Real Wear assisted reality headset devices to frontline workers globally at Exxon Mobil. Field workers will use Real Wear devices that integrate with Zoom for a hands-free experience. The Real Wear HMT-1Z1 is the leading commercially available head-mounted Android computer certified for use in operating areas (Atex Zone 1/C1D1). Exxon Mobil has been using the devices since 2017, but began using the devices with Zoom earlier this year for remote expert guidance.

“Using Zoom on Real Wear is just the beginning of our utilization plan for assisted reality. Future use cases include self-guided work instructions and real-time IoT data visualization to reduce errors and improve quality,” said Andrew Chrostowski, Real Wear’s Chairman and CEO.

“There is no substitute for in-person collaboration to support business critical activities, but assisted reality technology helps us collaborate with our teams at the workplace in situations when meeting in person isn’t possible or the best answer,” said Raymond Jones, Vice President of Exxon Mobil’s Upstream Integrated Solutions Company. “These technologies will help us innovate and collaborate and transform the way we work on the front line.”

Real Wear assisted reality devices are the first in the category to integrate the Zoom Meetings client application. Field workers rely on several built-in features, including noise cancellation, full voice control through simple commands, a monocular display, and a front-facing HD camera to capture photos and share live footage with remote experts.

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