Daqri Smart Helmet gives you X-ray-like vision to see inside objects

CES 2016: Intel-powered wearable for the work place will be available this year
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The Daqri Smart Helmet was officially unveiled at CES 2016 and is going to give workers X-ray vision-like powers to see inside of objects.

We say X-ray-like, because it's not going to instantly turn you into Superman. The hard hat with safety goggles uses Daqri's augmented reality tech, thermal vision sensors and Intel's Real Sense camera to project a display directly in front of the user.

The combination of innovative tech allows users to peer into objects in real time, like pipes or machinery providing diagrams and maps to help to identify potential problem areas quicker and easier. The benefits for construction or automation industries are pretty obvious to see here.

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It also uses a 360-degree array for sensors to track the movement of the user and can deliver high definition video. Intel's 6th Generation M7 processor powers performance, which Daqri claims makes this the most powerful augmented reality headset on the market.

Daqri Smart Helmet gives you X-ray-like vision to see inside objects

The good news is that unlike Microsoft's HoloLens headset or the Google Glass Enterprise Edition, you can get your hands on it this year with plans to make it available in the first quarter of 2016. The bad news is that this is designed for industrial use so you won't be playing with this one at home.

Intel has been one of the busiest companies to wade in on wearables at this year's CES. Aside from teaming up with Daqri, the chip maker also showed off a pair of Oakley Radar Pace smart sunglasses powered by its tiny Curie chip and unveiled a Recon smart paintball mask.

After providing the powering for Tag Heuer and Fossil's first smartwatches late last year, it's becoming pretty obvious that Intel has got big plans for wearables in 2016 and beyond.

Daqri Smart Helmet gives you X-ray-like vision to see inside objects

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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