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Saudi Aramco unveils high-tech 'smart helmet'

The smart helmet has already been deployed by Aramco Asia in South Korea

Saudi Aramco unveils high-tech 'smart helmet'
Aramco engineers conducting a remote assessment at an office in South Korea

Energy giant Saudi Aramco has unveiled a ‘smart helmet’ that remotely monitors equipment and is helping the firm mitigate the risk of Covid-19 transmission, Aramco Asia has announced.

The helmet is comprised of an Android tablet class wearable computer, attached to a regular industrial helmet.

The helmet uses voice recognition software and allows for numerous functions such as easy document and screen sharing, high resolution image capturing, video recording, and real-time augmented reality for remote guidance.

Additionally, the helmet also enables multiple people to remotely run multiple support sessions at one time.

“This technology brings about many benefits that enable us to reliably and safely sustain our operations, by increasing on-the-spot audits to monitor materials fabrication activities and expediting related urgent assessment processes,” said Aramco Asia-Korea representative Fahad Al-Sahali.

“Identifying suitable technologies that complement our processes at an early stage enhances our business continuity measures,” he added.

According to the company, Aramco Asia engineers in South Korea have already deployed the helmet to remotely evaluate a new potential manufacturer that produces straight seam pipes.

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