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Hundreds of Colgate-Palmolive’s Engineers Will Wear the HMT-1 Hands-Free Computer

Goal is to improve productivity, reduce unplanned downtime, and accelerate visual learning

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00

(RealWear: Vancouver, WA) -- Colgate-Palmolive Co. has selected RealWear as its strategic provider of hands-free wearable computers for its industrial workforce. RealWear’s smart, voice-operated HMT-1 will be worn by hundreds of its mechanics and engineers across 20 of Colgate-Palmolive’s largest manufacturing facilities in 11 countries.

With the new technology, Colgate-Palmolive employees will be able to troubleshoot machinery while keeping their hands free to work and use their voice to engage with company subject matter experts (SMEs), equipment suppliers and manufacturing teams across sites for support and cross training. In addition, Colgate-Palmolive plans to use the devices to retrieve and capture documents and video.

“Colgate-Palmolive tested RealWear HMT-1 through successful pilots in eight locations and is now standardizing globally on this wearable device for our manufacturing operations,” says Warren Pruitt, vice president of global engineering at Colgate-Palmolive. “Looking ahead, we see an opportunity to use this tool beyond the plant floor for improved performance and new efficiencies.”

“Colgate-Palmolive’s global deployment signifies that industrial wearable computing has crossed the chasm into mainstream manufacturing companies,” says Andy Lowery, RealWear CEO and cofounder. “This has been a textbook example of how to move with energy and purpose, from evaluation through pilot to global deployment.”

The commercial deployment will include Librestream Onsight Connect for remote mentoring and RealWear Foresight cloud platform for app deployment.

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Workforce upgrade (Credit: RealWear)

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RealWear Inc. is a knowledge transfer company that provides in-situ information and in-the-field training to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. Its flagship product is the HMT-1, the first rugged, head-mounted, wearable Android-class, tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs.