Wearable Computing

Wearables for Industrial Use Cases

We support you to integrate three classes of wearables: Smart glasses, smartwatches, and smart scanners.

Why Wearables?
Portable computing devices have a long history dating back to the 80s. But it took until 2013 to develop head-mounted displays (HMDs), that meet today's requirements for productive industrial use. In addition to tablets and smartphones, we also support and integrate three classes of wearables: Smart glasses, smartwatches, smart scanners, or confirmation devices. By integrating the industry's widest range of wearables, our customers will always find the most suitable device for their jobs. Therefore, they get the industry-standard future-proof solution. Our customers can deploy mixed infrastructure combining different devices or change the implementation and all this through an integrated graphical user interface (GUI).
 

Smart Glasses

Smart glasses or head mounted displays are head worn mobile computers including a display, a camera, a microphone and a speaker. Depending on the device there are often various sensors onboard, too. There are monocular and binocular devices with transparent i.e. see-through and non-see-through/ non-transparent displays.

Smart Scanner

Smart scanners are available in several form factors, e.g. handheld, ring scanners or attached to a glove. Via Bluetooth they are connected with the smart glasses. They are used to confirm e.g. part numbers and quantities. Some scanners like ring scanners and glove scanners allow the worker to have both hands free e.g. for grabbing heavy items and scan them at the same.

Smartwatches

Smartwatches are wrist worn mobile computers displaying information. They can be used to confirm information like quantities and some can also scan barcodes or QR-codes. Smartwatches either come as an alternative to smart glasses or they accompany smart glasses and are connected to them via Bluetooth.

The RealWear HMT-1, from RealWear Inc., is a head mounted device that provides an easily adjustable display, highly accurate and sensitive voice recognition, and durability. The HMT-1 is made for industrial purposes, meant to be dust and water resistant (IP66). The clear and large display is flexible and can be manipulated to best fit the viewer and task. This rugged device, helps workers to work completely hands free, with only voice recognition activation.
Realwear HMT-1
The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 are monocular smart glasses, developed by Glass. It stands out due to its lightweight and flexible structure, making it combinable with other devices like safety or eyesight glasses. Thus, it can be worn comfortably throughout a whole workday. The Glass EE2 also possesses an improved battery runtime as well as an optimized camera and can be charged quickly via an USB-C port.
Glass Enterprise Edition 2
The Vuzix M400 comes with a HD camera (with auto focus), a full color display and integrated voice navigation. It has a 64 GB memory and is easily connectable to WiFi and bluetooth devices. Furthermore, the smart glasses are ergonomically designed, rugged, very light (140g) and wearable with any helmet.
Vuzix M400

 

 

The Epson Moverio BT-350 is a binocular smart glass model. The half-transparent display blends in information in the center of the field of view. The Android-based device stands out due to its powerful display utilizing both HD and 3D. It also offers very good sound, paired with a battery that lasts about six hours.
Epson Moverio BT-350
The dynaEdge DE-100 is the first Windows-based wearable device. It is most effective in combination with the AR100 smart glasses. The head mounted display is completely mobile, offers a 0,26-inch HMD with 620x360 pixels and is secured by a finger-print sensor. Tested to MIL 810-G standards, the dynaEdge is rugged enough to perform in the toughest situations.
dynaEdge DE-100 + AR100
The Vuzix Blade uses waveguide-based see-through optics. The half-transparent display offers premium quality visuals with a high pixel resolution. The Blade possesses an 8MP camera, is fully controllable via voice or touchpad and connectable with Alexa. Additionally, prescription glasses and head motion tracking can be used.
Vuzix Blade
The HoloLens 2 is the second generation of Microsoft's mixed reality glasses and was introduced in February 2019. In addition to improved hardware, the binocular smart glasses offer a 2k screen resolution per eye, a flip-up display and an extensively expanded gesture recognition, offering users a significantly greater degree of interaction possibilities.
Microsoft HoloLens 2
Manufactured by Ubimax, this RFID reader wristband communicates with smart glasses via Bluetooth. With a selectable range between 10cm and 100cm, it automatically scans the RFID tag of an object’s box or shelf and sends an automatic confirmation to the smart glasses. When a wrong box or product is selected it can warn the worker e.g. by vibrating. This patent protected device eliminates the need for barcode scanners, manual verification or check digit confirmations. In addition, the Inertial Measurement Unit sensor allows for gesture and activity recognition.
Ubimax xBand
The Hyco W26 ring scanner is able to read out 1D barcodes. It fits comfortably on one finger, weighing only 16 grams. The device can be handled via both side touchpads, depending on the wearer’s preference. The 250mAh battery lasts 24 hours, while it can scan every three seconds.
Hyco W26
Honeywell's finger scanner scans 1D and 2D barcodes from distances up to four meters and connects to terminal devices via Bluetooth. The scanner is carried over the index finger and scanning processes are initiated by a thumb button. The basic module (battery and Bluetooth) is worn on the wrist and connects to the ring scanner via a spiral cable. A complete battery life covers 6,500 scans (1 scan/4 sec).
Honeywell Scanner
The KOAMTAC KDC 300 hand scanner is attached directly to the back of the hand with a glove (available for both hands). Scans are started through a button on the glove which can be operated with the thumb. The scanner weighs 54g and offers an internal code memory. The built-in 650 mAh lithium-ion battery covers a complete work shift.
KOAMTAC Scanner
The Socket Mobile D750 hand scanner is equipped with a 617 nm red LED aimer and weighs 112.5 g. It is connected to the device via Bluetooth and supports iOS, Android, and Windows, while being able to read 1D and 2D codes. The built-in 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery lasts about 16 hours with an average of 15 scans per minute.
Socket Mobile Scanner
Equipped with automatic 1D and 2D barcode recognition, a proximity sensor and a carrying glove, the Voxter Scan Elite Edition is worn on the back of the hand and performs 16,000 scans per full battery charge (1 scan/4 sec). The scanner weighs 100g and is connected to terminal devices via Bluetooth.
Voxter Scan
Zebra's finger scanner, the RS507, is attached to the index and middle finger with an adaptable hard rubber base. Scanning processes are started by a thumb button on the side of the scanner, whereby the built-in pivot bearing allows for both-handed use. The 970 mAh lithium-ion battery offers 20 full hours of operating time at approximately 15 scans per minute.
Zebra Scanner
The Hyco W562 is a robust built smartwatch for industrial use, with a display size of 3.35 inches. The wrist computer uses Android 6.0 OS and comes with an 8MP camera, capable of barcode scanning. Its battery could last up to 15 hours without recharging. The Hyco W562 offers connectivity using Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and also has a GPS. As an input mechanism the touch screen or microphone could be used. It u.ses vibration for haptic feedback.
Hyco W562

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