Video from the Machine Operator’s Point of View
Do safety glasses offer an opportunity for wearable technology? This footage was captured while an operator wore glasses equipped with real-time video streaming.
XOEye is developing industrial eye wear with real-time data and video streaming capability. The live video (which generally can be turned on and off by the wearer) could be used to communicate shopfloor problems to engineering. Or, it could be used to let a manager look in on the work of an operator who is still in training. The footage above was recorded while an operator wearing the glasses performed a quick inspection of a workpiece at Peak Manufacturing (sister company to XOEye). Read more about the video- and data-enabled glasses.
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