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<p>Microsoft has launched mixed-reality headset HoloLens.</p>
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Microsoft has launched mixed-reality headset HoloLens.

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Bringing Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headsets to construction and mine sites could help improve employee safety.

Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset HoloLens is more than a gadget to change the way people can see the world around them. It’s now certified as protective eyewear, and Microsoft plans to launch a HoloLens hardhat accessory in the near future.

Bringing this technology to construction or mine sites could help improve employee safety, as the headset itself can identify hazardous areas and notify the user. In the future, the device could also monitor levels of fatigue, helping workers to recognize when they need to take a break to avoid accidents.