Independent contracting is a challenging profession that faces unique business challenges every day. The specific challenges faced by plumbing industry and other contractors can be made easier with the help of assisted reality.

Plumbers have to work long hours, responding to emergency calls and getting to various locations quickly to perform essential works. Often their work takes place in cramped, dirty and even dangerous corners of the building, and it requires a specific precision to ensure longevity of their solutions.

The biggest challenge plumbing businesses face today is being unable to find qualified workers who deliver good results, which could cost plumbing businesses the opportunity to achieve higher productivity and profitability.

RealWear’s HMT-1 assisted reality hands-free and rugged solution enables all plumbers to perform complex tasks in any situation. They can share pictures and live videos with master plumbers to get assistance, and more experienced workers can provide instructions to all their apprentices across multiple locations.

The Realwear HMT-1 is a solution that can help businesses provide visual instructions, layouts and real-time guidance to ensure they deliver expert results every time. Plumbers can protect their hard-earned reputation and achieve constant growth for their workers and their business.

Using AR Headsets Plumbers will be able to:

  • Increase their productivity and profitability.
  • Communicate remotely with workers.
  • Protect themselves in hazardous environments.
  • Reduce travel expenses by providing assistance and visual direction without having to visit the site in person.
  • Achieve a significant technological advantage over the competition and help grow profits.


RealtimeAR is a Melbourne based company spearheading the industrial digitalisation revolution in Australia, with a focus on optimizing the efficiency of industrial workers using next-generation technology.

The RealWear HMT-1 is the materialisation of that objective: A head-mounted and ruggedised Assited Reality headset that works with an articulated micro-display giving the appearance of a 7-inch tablet screen. It features highly sophisticated noise cancellation technology that allows accurate voice recognition in 95 dBA typical industrial noise environments. Furthermore, it has translation and interpretation capabilities for more than 12 languages, and the user interface is designed to be user-friendly so the device handling can be learned quickly.

The RealWear HMT-1 enables workers to maintain situational awareness while being hands-free to execute tasks effectively. Its high-resolution microdisplay fits just below the line of sight allowing for uninhibited peripheral visibility, and the boom arm can be moved out of the way when not in use allowing workers to easily and safely scale scaffolds and ladders without distraction. The 16-megapixel camera comes with abundant onboard storage and can be used for a variety of purposes such as documentation and remote assistance.

The HMT-1 can be used in various industries and with a number of different use cases including Remote Mentor video calling, navigation, industrial IoT data visualization and much more! The HMT-1 supports an array of different software packages to fit any augmented reality industry use case. In a nutshell, HMT-1 is built for versatility and can provide your workforce with the technology to enhance their work capabilities and increase productivity and profitability.

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