Should headworn devices used in the field be tethered or not?

Apr 14, 2021 • FeaturesDigital Transformation

As part of our ongoing series of interviews in the Field Service News Digital Symposium Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News spoke with Dr. Chris Parkinson,, CTO and Founder, RealWear, about the important considerations field service companies must make when selecting head-worn devices that can give their engineers essential information about the assets they are working on while allowing them to work hands free.

In this final excerpt, from that series Parkinson offers his opinion on an important discussion around headworn devices - is a tether that releases much of the weight of the device from the head actually an additional hazard or a health and safety benefit?


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Screenshot 2021-02-21 at 21.27.00This interview was undertaken as part of our development of our recently published Essential Guide to Remote Service. This guide offers insight into the important considerations field service companies need to be aware of when selecting remote service solutions suitable for their needs.

The guide looks at both the hardware and software considerations as well as containing a case study from Rail Cargo Group that looks at how they implemented such a solution which has revolutionised their industry.

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