AR headset claimed to ‘take construction to next level’
XYZ Reality, the ‘transformational construction technology’ company behind Holosite, reportedly the world’s first Engineering-Grade Augmented Reality platform, has launched what it claims is 'the most accurate AR headset for construction'.
The Atom combines a safety-certified hardhat, augmented reality displays, and the ‘in-built computing power’ of HoloSite. The device ‘positions BIM onsite to millimetre accuracy’. XYZ Reality said: “This Engineering-Grade tool makes the entire construction journey safer, smarter, and more efficient, reducing waste, de-risking processes, and delivering bottom line benefits for contractor and asset owner alike.”
A ‘disruptive technology company’, XYZ Reality explains that it has moved from an early access phase to global commercial availability following a successful £20 million funding round last June. It said: “On track for 300 per cent growth in 2022, the launch places XYZ Reality on its trajectory to significantly increase its global market share, and represents a commercial milestone to becoming a market-leading ConTech (construction technology) company.” The business adds that ‘this strategic move responds to a sharp increase in megaproject asset owners and general contractors’ appetite for the proprietary solution, particularly from those who have already observed the power of XYZ Reality’s Engineering-Grade AR technology’.
XYZ Reality founder & CEO, David Mitchell, said: “Technology is transforming the way the construction industry operates, enabling contractors to deliver higher quality more efficiently. Since inception, we have seen a greater understanding of AR’s potential to achieve better outcomes and improve margins. This commercial launch is a definitive proof point of our product’s value, and the substantial appetite for it across the industry, particularly on mission-critical projects where the highest levels of accuracy are required.”
Coral Butler, Group head of Digitally enabled Lean Project Delivery at PM Group, an early-adopter of XYZ Reality’s HoloSite, commented: “We’ve been working with XYZ Reality since the beginning, and have already been impressed with how its powerful AR technology has been able to significantly increase efficiency and improve quality across multiple mission-critical projects. The Atom has taken it to the next level. What’s so important is that The Atom has been developed by construction, for construction. David Mitchell and the team have an acute understanding about the challenges and pressures on-site and the frustrations presented by the validation process. This Engineering tool is essential for project management, one which delivers benefits from planner through to asset owner.”