First Fully Voice-Driven Industrial Wearable: HMT-1


Update 7/2021

IMINT Image Intelligence AB ("Imint”), a global leader in video enhancement software has collaborated with RealWear Inc., to integrate Imint's Vidhance software into the HMT-1 voice-controlled device—delivering the industry’s clearest, most stable video performance to frontline workers who need hands-free access for visual communications and information.


Remote mentoring on RealWear’s assisted reality hands-free platform has gone global in large part due to the pandemic, leveraging certified voice-enabled apps such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx Expert on Demand, Zoom or other purpose-built software. The HMT-1 allows remote technicians to “see” what frontline workers see while maintaining a safe distance during the pandemic, or by bringing their expertise to bear without incurring travel costs. However, doing so effectively requires stable, high-quality video processing.


To achieve this, RealWear is leveraging Imint’s Vidhance video optimization software, which is included in Release 12 of the HMT firmware update, which became available in March 2021. Specifically, RealWear Release 12 will incorporate Imint’s Vidhance Video Stabilization and Vidhance Dynamic Blur Reduction, two technologies that intelligently compensate for camera movement to deliver the most stable video possible, especially in low-light environments.


The cumulative effect of Imint’s Vidhance software algorithms on the HMT platform is video that is significantly more stable, balanced, and clear—ensuring that professionals receiving a feed from an HMT headset have the highest-quality picture possible of the situation and can take decisive action.

A new option in industrial wearables, the RealWear Head-Mounted Tablet (HMT) is a hands-free, voice-activated user interface. The HMT-1 allows workers to be unimpeded by a mobile device while operating their tools or equipment on the job. Advanced noise cancellation and voice recognition on the device grants operators to speak at normal volume.


In the same realm as smart glasses, the HMT-1 features a micro-display that delivers information immediately to the operator and can be flipped up, out of the way when not needed. The display is landscape-oriented and allows the viewing of PDF documents and manuals.


The unit can be worn directly on the head or clipped to an approved hard hat and works with eyeglasses, safety glasses, and safety goggles. The HMT-1 increases productivity and safety since information is delivered on-demand.


Ruggedly designed for skilled technicians and engineers in field service, equipment inspection, maintenance, and complex manufacturing assembly.


DISPLAY854×480 pixels – appears the size of 7-in. tablet at arms-length and viewable in bright sunlight
BOOM ARMAdjusts six ways to accommodate any head size or eye relief – flips display out of way when not in use
CAMERA16MP, autofocus, and 4 axis optical  image stabilization for hi-resolution photo capture and real-time video chat
ALL EARSFour digital microphones and advanced active noise cancellation
100% HANDS-FREELocal speech recognition in loud industrial areas – no buttons, swiping, or gestures
LOUD & CLEARIntegrated 91dB speaker and 3.5 mm audio jack for use with hearing protection
RUGGEDIP66 – dustproof & waterproof – 2-m drop test onto concrete – MIL-SPEC 810G
POWERFULSelf-contained Android 6.0 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 platform with 2GB RAM/ 16GB Flash
CONNECTEDWi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Tether to smartphones, portable hotspots, or plug-in USB dongles for LTE access
PROTECTEDClips on to hard hats. Works with safety glasses and goggles. Weight 370g
TRACKEDGPS, gyroscopes, and digital compass for positioning – detects Bluetooth beacons
WORKS LONG SHIFTSRechargeable, removable, hot-swappable full shift hour battery (3250mAH)
INTRINSICALLY SAFE MODELHMT-1-Z1 model is for potentially explosive environments in oil & gas, etc. FMC1/D1 – ATEX Zone 1 (battery non-removable)

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Anonymous, Engineering, R&D, Design & Technical Management
one of the greatest invention , it can reduce the chances of error and increase productivity and growth of Organization.
Anonymous, Corporate and Executive Management including CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, Executive VP and GM
RealWear's HMT-1 is the real deal. It's great for the frontline worker but also for the executive team who requires ROI. It works as advertised. Clipped it to the trusty hardhat and immediately gave the team superhero powers to get the job done ten times better.