石油・ガス産業向けウェアラブル技術 - テーマ別分析
Wearable Tech in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research
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Wearable tech is still in its infancy in the industrial space, and much of the developments today are largely catering to the demand of the consumer markets. However, oil and gas companies have started evaluating the possibilities of deploying wearable devices in day-to-day operations. Initial research is focused on enabling real-time monitoring of field technicians to ensure safety and in providing them with audiovisual assistance in performing asset maintenance. The eventual goal is to adopt lightweight, yet rugged wearable devices to improve safety and efficiency in oilfield operations.
The major area of interest is the ability of wearable tech to free up the wearer's hands, enabling him to perform tasks without any hindrance. Moreover, wearable devices can augment natural human capabilities, such as enhanced vision or smell (gas detection), thereby adding productivity and safety in oil field operations. These aspects of wearable tech are encouraging oil and gas companies to adopt helmets, smart glasses, wristbands, and other devices that incorporate technologies like wireless connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR).