What happens when you give MotoGP mechanics some helmets to wear? They make the Augmented Reality Mechanic Helmet! The Augmented Reality Mechanic Helmet was designed by the MotoGP mechanics at Aprilia recently. Aprilia announced that they will introduce this DAQRI Smart Helmet, as they call it, this coming weekend’s San Marino MotoGP that is set to take place at the Misano World Circuit, Italy.
What this enables the rider is to monitor all the aspects of the motorcycle as they happen without having to look elsewhere. There is a heads-up display that shows information in a way to attain more safety.
The software that sits on these helmets were configured as a result of Aprilia Racing partnering with Realmore who use their software in augmented reality wearable devices. This partnership has made the helmet come to production faster as the technology already available with Realmore was quickly employed in the system to get the helmet ready. The technology that has been devised by this partnership will be put to practice during the San Marino MotoGP on September 8, 2017, at the Misano World Circuit in Italy.
The partnership was an inspiring one that marked the passion for innovation, progression and advanced technology. This partnership was made possible by the Open Innovation Project of BacktoWork24 and Aprilia Racing to promote the visibility of innovation from start-ups. Aprilia embracing this technology is a huge step forward for the exposure for the technology itself as this will be tested.
The AR system is aimed at bringing the most relevant information to the rider while he is on the fly while managing to zero the risks involved of having such mechanics in place. With the ability to check telemetric data, water temperature, oil, and tire status et al, this will be a great step forward in two-wheel innovation.