Trimble teams with Microsoft to launch virtual reality hard hat

Technology company Trimble has unveiled a high-tech hard hat that lets workers see holographic models overlaid on real structures being built.

Called the "Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2", it follows the release of its first generation HoloLens hat last year, which used the company’s own blended reality software.

Costing $4,750, the device has a flip visor providing 3D overlays that give workers extra information about what they are seeing.

Trimble unveiled the XR10 with Microsoft at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, saying it had improved sensors and processors.

It responds to 10 finger gestures, and tracks eye movements.

The company said in its press release: "Field-oriented workflows enable broad adoption of mixed-reality for jobsite activities to improve efficiency, productivity and quality of work. Continued development of the cloud-based collaboration platform, Trimble Connect for HoloLens, is enabling workers in the field to get more value from constructible 3D models and transform daily work such as assembly and inspections."

The XR10 is not available to pre-order yet, but interested parties can sign up to get more information about it on the company’s website.

Image: The XR10 responds to 10 finger gestures, and tracks eye movements (Trimble)

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