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Assisted Reality devices are a revolutionary invention for workers around the globe. They have truly transformed the dynamics of field work and traditional practices.

RealWear’s HMT-1 is the World’s First Intrinsically Safe Wearable Computer. It is built for rugged working environments, ensuring a safe working experience for industry workers who work under dangerous conditions. It also enables employees to stay connected with their colleagues & trainees to be in touch their mentors.

Added to that, it also allows companies to reduce downtime by 75%, minimize travel time and increase gross profit.

Devices such as the RealWear HMT1 have proven to be successful across a variety of industries the world over; being used effectively at a diverse set of workplaces.

Among these work settings are industries with highly hazardous environments.

Access Realwear HMT-1 datasheet here.

So, what is a Hazardous Work Environment?

Hazardous Work Environments, in a general sense, are those places of work that pose risks of physical harm. Common workplace hazards include:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Transportation of heavy materials
  • Exposure to heat and electricity
  • Poor air quality
  • Excessive noise
  • Radiation

These factors are potential causes of harm to employees in the field of work.

Now, the question is, how can the possibility of accidents in such working environments be reduced. More specifically, while using assisted reality devices: Because only through a safe, secure & swift work flow can one become a pro at using assisted reality to its full potential.

Here are Three Safety Tips that are essential when using Assisted Reality Devices in Hazardous Environments:

These tips have been suggested & put together by our experts.

  1. Risk Mitigation Strategies when there is a risk of dropped objects while working at heights

The first step to ensure a risk-free work flow is to make sure that your RealWear HMT device is fastened to a compatible PPE using individual clips on either sides of the helmet. RealWear has compatible clips for different types of PPE, including Cask climbing helmets.

Next, an additional step to secure the HMT-1 device (mounted on a helmet) to your head is to fasten it through a chin strap.

It provides extra support & further lowers chances of potential accidents.

The number three and final mitigation is to use a drops lanyard. In a scenario where your HMT device is a dropped object risk & both the clips fastening it break simultaneously — our drops lanyard can keep it from falling down. It is a strap-like tool attached to your HMT device or Helmet as well as your clothing & therefore, stops it falling further. This tethering feature is definitely a life saver and quite an important safety tip.

  1. Tip to protect your hearing from harmful sound levels & noise pollution

Sounds over 80 decibels have shown to damage a person’s ears or ability to hear.

Hence, it is crucial to safeguard your hearing when one is working in an environment where noise pollution is alarmingly high & therefore harmful.

RealWear recommends you to use Over-the-Ear Hearing Protection with the RealWear HMT-1 assisted reality device using these Nifty Clips.

The design of the RealWear HMT-1 does not allow users to opt for a traditional noise cancelling tool or ear protection. Instead, you can use over-brim clips which help mount the HMT-1 over the rim of the helmet or PPE. This way, the space around ears remains free without compromising the reach of your HMT device’s arm to a comfortable eye level. Now, you are free to opt for behind-the-ears protection like RealWear recommends. We use metal wire ear muffs that easily clasp onto your ears, are wearable with the HMT-1 head cap & offer 100% protection against harmful sounds in loud & noisy environments.

It will enable you to work comfortably without damaging your hearing.

  1. Right Way to move the RealWear micro-display out of the way when you don’t need it

A lot of times, people using the RealWear HMT-1 end up doing this simple task the wrong way. They tend to push the boom arm slightly away from their face so that the display is not exactly in front of their eyes but is also not completely out of path — putting it in a hazardous position. It can possibly cause your helmet or HMT-1 to fall off, get stuck in any wiring or equipment that comes its way, and, be responsible for dangerous accidents. The probability of such cases is particularly high when one is moving so, extra precaution must be taken during motion.

It is important to take note of this simple yet crucial safety protocol.  It will allow you to work risk-free even in highly hazardous work environments.

Thank you for reading through this guide. Here are some Bonus Tips to use the HMT-1 to its full potential.

  1. Use a Workband

The Workband is one of our most popular releases to go with the HMT-1. It adds to the benefits of our revolutionary technology in numerous ways, garnering an immensely positive feedback post launch.

  1. Choose the right software

In order to use your HMT-1 devices successfully and to their full potential, it is essential that you invest in the right software. Choosing a software with quality features that work effectively for remote connections is the key to optimize benefits of your RealWear HMT-1 devices.

  1. Use RealWear devices for Remote Training Employees

The RealWear HMT-1 Devices are ideal tools for remote training. Especially in industrial settings or when social distancing is required.

They make remote training highly successful through:

  • 100% hands-free operation.
  • Real-time Communication.
  • Accurate Communication.
  1. Get training from Realtime AR

Realtime AR has Certified RealWear Trainers. Our highly skilled professionals are equipped to provide a hands on training to your employees. This will help your workers adapt quickly to improvised systems using the RealWear devices you purchase from Realtime AR. We train our customers to their 100% satisfaction and enable them to ensure a swift transition from older systems to the RealWear devices bought from Realtime AR. Moreover, Realtime AR also provides full technical support to companies.

We hope these easy-to-follow yet impactful tips, safety protocols & usage guidelines will ensure a smooth experience for you.

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