Microsoft is Testing 2 New Construction Technologies for Hololens

Augmented reality on construction job sites has been a focus of several technology companies in recent years.  As of now the clear leaders in the category have been the DAQRI smart helmet and glasses and the MIcrosoft Hololens.  Early this year, DAQRI introduced their new smart glasses, which are the lighter and more mobile version of their fully protective smart hard hat.  The new DAQRI product is a clear competitor for Microsoft’s Hololens, which is also a smart headset product. Backed by the powerful construction technology company Trimble and in a partnership with the University of Cambridge, the Hololens is getting tested with 2 new concepts specifically for the construction industry: Automated Progress Monitoring and Automated Bridge Damage Detection.

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